Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Claflin KS
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the danger of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle of cold and hot water to leak overnight; nevertheless, 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 pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you ought to call a plumber instantly. Generally, problems like this can be solved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our site or provide us a ring.
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