Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Blue Springs MO
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill develops a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of 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 trigger property damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing ideas 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 allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing technician immediately. Typically, problems like this can be solved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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