Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Ellinwood KS
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant risk 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 develop excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable 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 reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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 currently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing right away. Normally, problems like this can be solved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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