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When Temperatures Drop, Let Your Faucets Drip

Drip Your Faucets in Winter- Macomb County MI - Stadler PlumbingMany families are filled with excitement knowing that Christmas is just a few short weeks away. It can prove to be an exciting time of year, filled with great music, good food, and fun get-togethers. Unfortunately, it is rare that you avoid those bitter, freezing temperatures. Once cold days hit, you are required to throw on a few extra layers and ensure that your home is fully prepped for a different type of weather.

One step you will need to take is preparing your pipes. A pipe that freezes up could easily burst, leaving you with water damage, a large repair bill, and a lot to clean up. If not properly attended to, you could find yourself facing some big issues at the worst possible time.

Water damage leads to mold and mildew, should you not dry everything out in time. These substances are hard to get rid of and often call for replacing furniture, carpet, and more. This costs you time and money, both of which are hard to come by during the holiday season! They could also cause health issues for those living in the home, especially for people who are more prone to allergies. Keep things safe by preparing your pipes today.

How To Prepare Pipes

So, what are some steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing up? Follow our guidelines below!

  • Drain Everything: Make sure that all of your outdoor water suppliers are emptied out. This goes for pools, sprinkler lines, hoses, and anything else that could potential freeze up in the cold weather. Also, close the indoor valves that are directing water to these outside sources.
  • Insulate: Check your basement, crawlspace, attic, garage, and anywhere else you think may be exposed to freezing temperatures. These pipes should be protected and insulated to ensure they do not get damaged in the cold, winter weather. Even a small amount of coverage can make a big difference, saving you a lot of stress and hassle.
  • Let It Drip: Letting your faucets drip out a small amount of water can play a huge role in ensuring your winter season comes and goes without any hiccups. If temperatures drop dramatically and you are concerned about your pipes, this is an efficient way to keep things flowing, so they aren’t given the chance to freeze up.

If you need any pipe assistance throughout these cold months, or if you are looking for ways to prepare your pipes for potential freezing temperatures, turn to the experts at Stadler Plumbing today! We specialize in ways to prevent and repair frozen pipes, and we love to help make homes as safe as possible year round.

Check out our website to learn more, then give us a call right away to schedule your appointment. Thanks for depending on us!

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When To Call A Plumber

Contacting a Plumber - Macomb County MI - Stadler Plumbing & HeatingIf you are experiencing issues with your plumbing, it may be hard to decipher when you can tackle the problem on your own and when you cannot. While many issues can be taken care of without an expert, there are many things that should be handled by someone more experienced. Many times, it is best to simply throw in the towel, pick up your phone, and call in a pro to do the work.

Feeling any type of hesitance in approaching a needed repair is a good indicator that you will need to hire out. When it comes to plumbing any minor slip-up can cause big issues for a homeowner. Sometimes the cheapest option is to have a professional do the job right the first time. This way any further complications are easily avoided.

If you are having any of the following issues, then it is time to call in some extra help.

  • Drainage Back-Up: If you notice that your sink, shower, toilet, or any other draining device is not functioning as efficiently as it should, then you may have issues with your main line. Resolving this problem takes a lot of work and, if you make a mistake, you will be left with more problems than you started out with.
  • No Hot Water: Being without hot water is a problem that needs fixing as soon as possible. A household cannot function for long without it, so wasting time trying to figure out one of the many possible causes is not your best option. Plumbers deal with these issues on a frequent basis, so they will know exactly what to check and can provide solutions quickly, so you can get your home back to normal.
  • Remodels: If you are redoing your bathroom and need plumbing rearranged or a toilet replaced, then definitely call in an expert. Not only is this a huge task to take on yourself, but there will be certain regulations and codes involved that require a permit. If you hire out, you can rest easy knowing that everything will be installed properly and up-to-code.
  • Sump Pump Issues: Many homeowners have a sump pump in their basement or crawlspace which works to keep water out of the home’s lower levels. If your sump pump does not seem to be working as it should, call in an expert to take a look. This is something that needs to be in the best shape possible, in order to keep your home and possessions free from damage. Calling in a professional plumber to fix it up will offer you peace of mind the next time a rainstorm heads your way.

Stadler Plumbing is here to assist with any of your plumbing needs. Our team of professionals are licensed and trained to handle any issue you may be experiencing. Give us a call today! We look forward to working with you.

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