Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Fruitvale CO


The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger home damage, high repair costs and disturbance of company.

Follow these plumbing suggestions to help decrease the threat of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Turn off the water main leading into the structure to water line frozen overreduce pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Generally, issues like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or provide us a ring.


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