Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Edinburg NY
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help lessen the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, be careful 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 locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce 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 visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Normally, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our website or offer us a ring.
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