Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Greer IN
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from 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 pipes can cause home damage, high repair costs and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to assist decrease the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, be careful 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 outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing technician right away. Normally, issues like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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