Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Lakewood CO
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause home damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to assist decrease the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to lower 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 utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumber instantly. Generally, issues like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional 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 -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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