Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips La Fontaine IN
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help reduce the danger of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumber right away. Normally, problems like this can be dealt with before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or provide us a ring.
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