Do you have frozen pipes?

Having proper insulation on pipes in commercial places is essential to a business. Since water expands when frozen, this can lead to serious damage when pipes burst. These are a couple of ways to tell if your pipes are frozen:

  • Pipes Covered in ice:
    • Most noticeably, exposed pipes covered in ice are likely frozen.
  • Low water pressure:
    • Expanding water (when solidifying into ice) will cause low water pressure and can cause ruptures in piping when the pressure at a blockage is too high.
  • Unusual sounds from pipes:
    • Temperature changes in the pipes will cause bending and eventually burst, if you hear strange sounds, call a professional immediately.

What can be done about frozen pipes?

There are several steps you can take before calling a certified professional, however, care needs to be taken, as improper thawing can still cause ruptures due to drastic changes in temperatures inside piping.

  • Apply Heat

    • The most common way t do this is by using a hair dryer, space heater or warm towels.
  • Keep water pressure on while thawing

    • The warm pipes along with running water will cause the ice to break into pieces small enough to pass through the pipes till a good temperature is reached.

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