Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Grant KS


The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the water line frozenpipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause home damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing pointers to help lessen the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to leak overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water main leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesminimize pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you must call a plumber instantly. Usually, issues like this can be dealt with before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our site or give us a ring.


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