Winter is officially in full swing, which means it’s time to pay special attention to how well your plumbing is prepared to handle frigid temperatures. Planning ahead is the best way to avoid frozen pipes in your business, but even the best planners can get caught off guard from time to time.
Avoiding Marlton Frozen Pipes
Whether you own a large or small business in Marlton, frozen pipes are definitely a cause for concern, which is why it’s best to avoid them if at all possible. In order to do this, you must first know exactly where your pipes are located and whether they are insulated properly.
There are several ways to prevent your pipes from freezing, which include:
Insulating pipes with newspaper, foam, or heat tape depending on where they are located and how exposed they are to frigid temperatures
Allow your properties’ heating to warm pipes on cold days and nights by keeping the doors of your under-sink cabinets open
Let your faucet drip slightly. If water continues to move it won’t freeze.
If you’ve done everything mentioned above and still have a frozen pipe, there are a few things you can do to thaw the pipe yourself, including using items like:
– Hand-held hair dryers
– Space heaters
– Heat Tape
Never use an open flame to try and thaw a frozen pipe, as this can result in a dangerous fire. It’s also important that you keep all heating elements at a safe distance from the pipes while you are thawing them.
In order to avoiding causing serious plumbing damage, be sure to turn off the main shut off valve for your water supply, and if your problem persists, contact an Action Plumbing professional right away. We’re available anytime, day or night to help you with your emergency.