Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Joshua TX
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from 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 property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to assist minimize the risk of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and costly 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. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Usually, issues like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our site or give us a ring.
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