Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Norfolk CT
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline 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 results of frozen water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help lessen the danger of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned 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 minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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 noticeable, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional right away. Typically, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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