Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Cedar Hill MO
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of 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 trigger home damage, high repair expenses and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist lessen the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, be careful 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 areas 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 vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid 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 dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Typically, concerns like this can be solved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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