Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Williamson WV
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny 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 work costs and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help minimize the danger of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may 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 cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumber right away. Normally, issues like this can be solved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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