Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Hilltop Lakes TX
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause home damage, high repair costs and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help decrease the danger of freezing pipelines, and to assist 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 flow around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to leak 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 versus uninsulated outdoors 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 switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you ought to call a plumber immediately. Typically, issues like this can be fixed before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.
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