Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Mancos CO


The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible places-- 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 outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of company.

Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines 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 prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched 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 keep lines from freezingminimize pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing professional immediately. Usually, problems like this can be dealt with before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.


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