Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips East Lincoln IL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the water line frozenpipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of organisation.

Follow these plumbing pointers to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and costly repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

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

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingreduce pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumber right away. Generally, problems like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.


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