Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Belle MO
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a significant risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can create 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 crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone 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 lower pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Generally, issues like this can be dealt with before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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