Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Windham CT


The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the water line frozenpipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of company.

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

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus 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 building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to thawing frozen water lineslower pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Generally, concerns like this can be fixed prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.


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