Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Pomfret CT


The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of 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 water pipes can trigger property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of business.

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

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; nevertheless, 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 turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingreduce pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing professional instantly. Generally, issues like this can be resolved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- have a look at our website or give us a ring.


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