Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Hotchkiss CO


The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the water line frozenpipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing ideas to help lessen the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and costly repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a trickle of cold and hot water to leak overnight; 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 pipes in unheated locations or against 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.
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 keep lines from freezingminimize pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional immediately. Typically, issues like this can be dealt with before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our site or provide us a ring.


Additional Services
Floor Drain Cleaning and Main Sewer Line Repair

Need A Plumber

Call us today to get started!

Why Choose Us?

  • 20+ Years Of Experience
  • Open 24 Hours Everyday
  • Fast Arrival Time
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Locally Owned & Operated
  • Accepting Credit Cards
  • Quick and Honest Service
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed