Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Middletown CT


The severe cold integrated with wind chill develops a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the water line frozenpipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of service.

Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and expensive repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, be careful 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 locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible 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 main leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingminimize pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician right away. Generally, issues like this can be fixed prior to 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 leak service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.


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