Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Iowa Colony TX


The extreme cold integrated with wind chill develops a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and interruption of company.

Follow these plumbing pointers to assist minimize the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and costly repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; 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 locations or against 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 building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to water line frozen overreduce pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Typically, issues like this can be dealt with prior to any damage takes place.
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 leak service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.


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