Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Deep River CT
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable 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 water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of organisation.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help decrease the danger of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to leak overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you must call a plumber immediately. Typically, problems like this can be solved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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