Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Stacey Street FL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help decrease the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Permit 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 since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize 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, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber right away. Generally, problems like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- have a look at our website or give us a ring.
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