The Colder Weather is coming. That means now is the time to be preparing, especially when it comes to potential plumbing issues that could come with extreme cold. You just never know what the season will bring, so it’s best to cover all your bases. If you focus on winterizing your plumbing now, then you’ll have much less to worry about later- especially if this winter season is colder than imagined.
When it gets cold enough, any slow-moving or standing water in your plumbing can freeze. As the water freezes, it can expand and add pressure inside of the pipe- causing the pipe to crack or even burst wide open. As you can imagine, a burst pipe is an emergency, especially if there’s water still running through the pipe. So, if you haven’t done so already, try to identify any pipes that are exposed to the elements or that could potentially freeze this winter. Make sure to insulate these pipes with foam or special wrap.
Speaking of insulation, are there any areas of the home that need to be better insulated from the outside? Perhaps a window, door, or garage door where cold air continuously enters even when shut? If there are any pipes near these cracks, then the cold air could potentially cause problems this winter. By better-insulating your home, you’ll also save yourself from extra heating expenses.
Are you going on vacation this winter season? If so, then it’s important to prepare your home for when you’re gone. Shut off the main water valve so that in case there is a pipe problem while you’re away, you won’t come back to a complete disaster. Also- don’t touch that thermostat. If there is extreme cold while you’re away, then your home won’t be subject to the cold- and you won’t need to worry as much about frozen pipes.
Take care of any small plumbing issues right now. It’s simply good practice to fix plumbing problems as soon as possible. But as the busy holiday season approaches, the last thing you want is to deal with a serious plumbing emergency. But whether you already know that you have a plumbing issue or you want some extra help with reviewing your home before the cold comes, simply call us at AAA AUGER Plumbing Services. We’re always here to help our customers with any plumbing issues. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We never charge our customers for coming out and we provide flexible scheduling. With us, you can expect nothing less than exceptional service and your complete satisfaction. Browse through our website to learn more about us and how you can save more and worry much less about your plumbing.