Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Thornton CO
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help lessen the threat of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you ought to call a plumber instantly. Typically, concerns like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our site or give us a ring.
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