Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Fountain CO


The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the water line frozenpipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger property damage, high repair costs and interruption of business.

Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the danger of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and expensive repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables 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

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingdecrease pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing immediately. Normally, issues like this can be resolved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, 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 -- have a look at our website or provide us a ring.


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