Winter weather is in full swing, and cold days and freezing temperatures are here to stay. Are your pipes prepared for it? If not, take some time to get in some necessary maintenance. A few affordable and preventative maintenance now could save you a lot of expensive damages and money down the line.
Protection Against Frozen Pipes
It is not uncommon for pipes to freeze on cold days, and if this occur, you are looking at a lot of repair work. Not only will your pipes need to be patched up, but your living space will face a lot of water damage too. On top of it all, your water supply will need to be shut off until everything is fixed. What a costly, time-consuming, and inconvenient scenario!
If you have pipes in colder areas of your home such as the garage, attic, or crawlspace, we highly recommend insulating them to avoid the risk of them freezing. You can also keep a small trickle of water flowing from you sink to keep water moving, keep your home warm at all times (at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit), turn off all outdoor faucets, and open cupboard doors with pipes inside of them to keep warm air circulating.
All of these simple steps could save you a lot of hassle this winter! That being said, if your pipes do freeze, be sure to turn off your water right away to avoid further damage. Then, get on the phone with our team. We will be happy to help you out.
Prep Your Water Heater
Draining your water heater before winter arrives will help ensure you have hot water all season long. When temperatures are low outside, the last thing you need is a water heater to break down and leave your household without hot showers. By draining it out, you get rid of any sediment and build-up that could clonk around in there to cause damage.
It also might be smart to consider a new water heater if yours is getting old or showing signs of distress. Getting this done before the cold weather could save you a lot of headaches. Our team is here to help, so that you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Address Any Leaks
Examine all your pipes, and if you see drips or puddles, you should get them checked and repaired by a qualified professional. Plumbing leaks can rack up your bill in a hurry. Get the help you deserve, so that you can rest easy this winter.
No matter what type of plumbing services you need, count on our team to get the job done. Stadler Plumbing is family-owned, licensed, insured, and we have extensive experience with all kinds of plumbing issues. If you live in Macomb County, we are the team to trust!