Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Pagosa Springs CO


The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle 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 pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to water line frozen overreduce pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes 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, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing professional right away. Normally, concerns like this can be fixed prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.


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