Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips New Britain CT
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist reduce 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 room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since 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 cables around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you must call a plumber right away. Usually, problems like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.
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