Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Palmer Lake CO


The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can develop 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 tiny fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing ideas to assist lessen the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow 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 severe cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors 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 structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Turn off the water main leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesminimize pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use 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 pipes are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Usually, issues like this can be resolved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room upkeep -- have a look at our site or give us a ring.


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