Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Fort Lupton CO
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair expenses and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Usually, concerns like this can be fixed before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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