Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Fraser CO
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause home damage, high repair work expenses and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing pointers to assist reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction 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 experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional immediately. Generally, problems like this can be fixed prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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