Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Denison TX
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline 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 water pipes can cause home damage, high repair costs and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help lessen the risk of freezing pipes, and to help prevent 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 distribute around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumber right away. Typically, issues like this can be dealt with before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.
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