Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Gallatin NY


The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the water line frozenpipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of service.

Follow these plumbing pointers to help reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and expensive repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, be careful 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 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 susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingminimize pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing technician immediately. Normally, concerns like this can be dealt with before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our site or provide us a ring.


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