Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Rowlesburg WV
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops 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 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 fracture can unleash 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 business.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help lessen the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Usually, problems like this can be solved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, 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 maintenance -- check out our site or offer us a ring.
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