Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Hallsville TX
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist decrease the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable 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 severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumber immediately. Typically, issues like this can be solved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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