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What To Do If Your Pipes Freeze

If you find yourself with little or no water pressure on a cold winter day, then it’s unfortunately quite likely that your pipes have frozen. This is a scary situation to find yourself in, as a burst pipe can lead to a costly mess. Yet, never fear, because Stadler Plumbing is here to help you out! Review some of our tips below to keep your home safer throughout the holiday season ahead.

Turn Off The Water!Frozen Pipes Cause Water Damage in the Home

First things first, when you suspect a frozen pipe, turn off your water. By shutting off your main water valves, you save yourself a lot of trouble should a pipe burst or a leak occur. This also helps to reduce pressure, thus decreasing the likelihood of a burst pipe, which will cause water to enter your home and damage your possessions.

Frozen pipes are a big enough problem on their own, without adding a bunch of water damage and ruined belongings to the mix. If you suspect a frozen pipe, turning off the water right away will save yourself a lot of hassle down the line.

Then, Call On Us

There are do-it-yourself approaches out there for thawing frozen pipes, but if you want to guarantee a stress-free process with as little damage as possible, then it’s best to call on our qualified team right away. When it comes to plumbing care in Macomb County, there’s simply nowhere better to turn, and we’re eager to help you out! Guarantee yourself and your family a safer and more comfortable holiday season this winter by calling on us from the start.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

The best case scenario with frozen pipes is to avoid them altogether. Here are some tips for keeping your pipes safer and running well throughout the colder months ahead.

-Keep your cabinet and cupboard doors open. This ensures warmer air is exposed to your pipes. Along these same lines, if you have pipes in your garage, do your best to keep your garage door closed, so that the cold outdoor temperatures don’t affect your water flow.
-Insulate your pipes ahead of time. This especially goes for areas where your pipes are more susceptible to freezing, such as garages, basements, and crawl spaces.
-Make sure your swimming pool, sprinkler system, outdoor hoses, and any other outside water lines are properly drained before cold weather sets in.
-If it’s especially cold outside, let a small trickle of water run from your faucet. This will keep things flowing, so you’re less likely to face frozen pipes. You can run both hot and cold water throughout these times. It may seem like a waste of money, but facing a burst pipe will be a lot more costly in the long run! We assure you it’s a simple step that’s well worth it.
-Keep the heat on. By keeping the temperature in your home above 55 degrees on a constant basis, you significantly lower your risk of frozen pipes.

Any questions? We’re here to help. Contact the licensed, insured, and experienced team at Stadler Plumbing today!

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Can Plumbing Be A DIY Project?

When a homeowner experiences a plumbing issue, one of the first thing they question is whether or not they can tackle the job themselves. Professionals should handle some issues, but we’re happy to say that you don’t need to call us in for absolutely everything. Learn more below about which jobs you can handle on your own and when you should give our expert team a call.

Clogs and Small Leaks – DIY

If your toilet or sink is clogged up, this is typically something you can resolve on your own with equipment in your home. Plungers, plumber’s snakes, hot water, and screwdrivers are all things people use to relieve clogs. If you’ve failed to dislodge an obstruction, we’ll be happy to stop by and help you out!

A small leak in your kitchen or restroom is resolvable in a timely manner with the right tools. Turn off your water, do a little research, and you can get things back to normal! Buying your own parts will likely be a cheaper option than investing in services from a professional plumber. Any do-it-yourselfer can get the job done in a jiffy.

Frozen Pipes – Call A Pro!

Frozen pipes can turn into a disaster in no time, so be sure to turn off your water and give us a call right away if you suspect an issue. If the pipe bursts or cracks, you’re looking at a lot of damage and costly repair work. We know this isn’t an issue anyone wants to deal with, especially in the dead of winter. Our team of experts knows how to handle these situations with care, attention, and expertise. Call on us at the first sign of trouble!

Relocating Or Replacement Pipes – Call A Pro!

Are you looking to move your plumbing to another location or do some pipes need to be switched out? These are big jobs to take on yourself, and doing so could trigger some lasting damage. In fact, work like this will likely require a permit, so calling in a professional is a must!

Stadler Plumbing can tackle the job and will give you options as far as what types of piping you want us to use going forward. No matter the choice, we can assure you that our work will be completed with accuracy while providing the expected high-quality results. When you trust in our trained, licensed, and insured technicians you don’t need to worry about a thing!

Anything Else?

Plumbing issues best left to professionals include water heater issues, lack of water pressure, remodeling or reconstruction work, sump pump installation, and more. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call to get our expert opinion on the situation. Our crew is ready to help! Contact us today!

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