Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Stonington CT


The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the busted frozen water linepipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release 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 disturbance of organisation.

Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to drip over night; nevertheless, beware 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 areas or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesdecrease pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumber right away. Generally, problems like this can be fixed prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.


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