Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Hanover Park IL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work costs and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Allow 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 extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables 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
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional instantly. Normally, concerns like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.
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