Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Elmwood Park IL


The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- 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 results of frozen water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work expenses and disruption of company.

Follow these plumbing tips to assist decrease 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 allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to leak over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may 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 cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to water line frozen overdecrease pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, employ the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing professional immediately. Usually, issues like this can be dealt with prior to 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 -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.


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