Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Storrs CT
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair expenses and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to help lessen the risk of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to leak over night; nevertheless, 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 pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional right away. Typically, issues like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.
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