Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Kittredge CO
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from 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 residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist minimize the danger of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing immediately. Generally, issues like this can be fixed prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.
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