Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips El Paso IL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- 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 water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip 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 cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Typically, issues like this can be fixed before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our website or offer us a ring.
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