Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Stafford CT
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Permit 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 may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned 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 reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, employ the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumber right away. Generally, issues like this can be resolved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or offer us a ring.
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