Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Harwinton CT
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help decrease the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; nevertheless, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since 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 pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing professional right away. Typically, issues like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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