Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Washington CT


The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and interruption of company.

Follow these plumbing ideas to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to thawing frozen water lineslower pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing professional instantly. Usually, issues like this can be dealt with before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our site or provide us a ring.


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