Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips East Lyme CT
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose 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 disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help minimize the danger of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and expensive 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 hot and cold water to drip over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure 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 decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional instantly. Usually, concerns like this can be dealt with prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- have a look at our website or give us a ring.
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