Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Milliken CO
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, take care 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 building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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 pipes are not visible, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber immediately. Typically, issues like this can be solved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our website or give us a ring.
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