Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Fowler CO
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This obstruction can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help minimize the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid 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 distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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 pipelines are not visible, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing professional right away. Typically, issues like this can be dealt with before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.
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