Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Old Saybrook CT


The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger property damage, high repair costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing ideas to help reduce the danger of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and expensive repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because 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 cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to water line frozen overminimize pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing immediately. Usually, issues like this can be dealt with prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.


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