Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Glenwood Springs CO


The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the water line frozenpipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe 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 outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of service.

Follow these plumbing pointers to assist lessen the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and pricey 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 pipelines. Permit a trickle of cold and hot water to drip over night; nevertheless, 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 pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned 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 water line frozen overdecrease pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes 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 noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing professional immediately. Generally, concerns like this can be dealt with prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or offer us a ring.


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