Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Lakeville CT
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe 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 pipes can cause home damage, high repair costs and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to help lessen the risk of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to leak overnight; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus 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.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you ought to call a plumbing professional instantly. Generally, problems like this can be resolved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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