Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Eastborough KS
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe 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 trigger home damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; nevertheless, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber right away. Typically, concerns like this can be fixed before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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