Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Bethel CT
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This blockage can produce 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 let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help lessen the threat of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use 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 anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician instantly. Generally, concerns like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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