Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Glenn Heights TX
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create excessive 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 tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help decrease the risk 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 space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, beware 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.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumber right away. Usually, concerns like this can be dealt with before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.
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