Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips La Junta CO
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help decrease the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; 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 areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you must call a plumber immediately. Generally, problems like this can be fixed before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our site or give us a ring.
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