Tips on frozen water lines. 

How to prevent your water pipes from freezing.. 

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Prevent water lines from freezing in winter

If you have ever had your water pipe freezen, then burst, you realize that is an experience you simply would like to have once in your life. It is not merely the stress and cost of fitting and pipe alone, it is the destruction the frozen pipe will do to the rest of your residence. Walls, ceilings, floors and your private belongings kept in your basement can all be ruined. Compensation are every so often covered by insurance, but based on situation, you could now be on your own. And also, regardless of whether your property insurance will cover the damage, you are still gonna be living inside awaiting for all the repaires. Clearly, ensuring your pipes don't freeze is the best solution.

 

 

 

Draining the water lines

Prior to freezing conditions you should close off the shut off valves supplying your outside water lines. All water lines running to the exterior hose bibs for instance will frequently require a shut off valve on the inside of your house, near  where the supply goes outside. Drain the outside water lines by opening the faucet. This can permit any small amount of water that may be left in the line to freeze and expand without creating any damage.

The most damage from frozen water pipes comes whenever a house is vacant during a cold spell and so the water pipes freeze.  As soon as the pipes warm up, water flows from the broken water pipes into the walls and down throughout ceilings making one big mess. If you are going to stay away from your home during winter, it is possible to stop this from happening by shutting off the water for the complete home, then opening water taps plus drain all the water in your pipes. Don't forget to turn off your hot water heater. By doing this, even if you loose power and your gas furnace shuts down your water pipes will not freeze. freeze.

 

Insulating your water lines

Make sure any water pipes that run near outer walls, unheated crawl spaces or garages are well insulation  Regarding pipes in your house, lay some fiberglass insulation between the water pipes and your walls to help the water pipes from freezing.

Water pipes running in your crawl spaces needs to be covered with insulation. Pipe insulation shaped to go around your copper water lines is an affordable choice. They come in 4 feet section and are easy to install.

 

 

 

Heating the water pipes

The best but slightly costlier solution would be to wrap the pipes with electrical heating tape. These tapes are specifically intended to wrap around water pipes plus act like a little bit electric blanket stopping the water pipes from freezing. Make sure any heating tapes purchased are accepted by Underwriters Laboratories and also have the UL symbol on them. Do not forget  hot water pipes running through your crawl space can freeze just like cold water pipe, so you might want to insulate all hot and cold water pipes.

 

Running your faucets to stop water lines from freezing

If you become trapped by a unexpected cold snap or have not had a chance to insulate your water pipes you could leave a faucet running slowly to avoid your water lines from freezing. This is wasting water but it works.

 

Repairing the damage frozen water lines

Even with all your safeguards, if a water pipe freezes, it is a controllable problem. The very first thing is to see if ever the frozen pipe has truly burst or is simply frozen along with stopping the water flow. If ever the pipe has burst, you will need to repair the pipe prior to thaw it.

 

 

 

 

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For any frozen water pipe which has frozen but not burst, the very first thing you need to do is shut off the water to the pipe. Dependant upon how your house is plumbed you may require to shut off the primary water supply to the complete residence. The main shut off valve for your home is generally near  your water meter or where the water supply comes into your residence. Right now open a few faucets so the water can escape as you thaw the pipe.

You can then heat the frozen water pipes bit by bit, being sure the water inside doesn't get too hot or the pipe. Do not use a welding torch to melt the ice. As an alternative, utilize a hairdryer, a very small space heater geared toward the blockage or wrap the frozen portion with pipe heating tape and plug it in for just a while. Otherwise, you can now wrap the frozen water pipes section with a hot towel as well as keep the towel wet with hot water from your pale until the ice melts.

 

 

 

 

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