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All About Proper Pipe Insulation

It’s wintertime in Michigan, and you know what that means – cold winds, snowfall, and freezing temps! If you’ve been here awhile, then you know what to expect, and you’ve likely loaded up your coat closet with hats, gloves, scarves, and all types of other warm winter gear. It’s good to be prepared but, in all the hustle and bustle, don’t forget about your home’s wellbeing, too! One way to prepare for bad weather is by insulating your pipes. It’s an easy step to take, and you’ll be happy you did it!

What Happens If My Pipes Freeze?

The biggest reason people insulate their pipes is to prevent them from freezing. If your pipes freeze, you could be facing some big issues in your home! As the water hardens, it will expand, and your pipes will burst. That could easily lead to flooding and lots of ruined possessions. If you have storage in your basement, attic, garage, or other typically colder area of the home, then you’ll definitely want to invest in some insulation. Avoid any risk of losing these items forever by giving the Stadler Plumbing crew a call right away!

Along with this, water damage can lead to mold and mildew accumulation. This is expensive to take care of, and you’ll likely need to invest in some new carpet or furniture, too. Why make life more stressful than it needs to be? Avoid extra expenses and projects by investing in some professional insulation from the start. At Stadler Plumbing, we can help you out!

Insulation Is Good For Energy Savings, Too!

Did you know insulating your pipes can benefit you in other ways, too? That’s right! If your pipes are well covered, your hot water will stay hotter, meaning you won’t need to crank it so high whenever you go to take a shower or wash dishes. Along with this, you’ll spend less time running the water, waiting for it to heat up. That saves you money, too! You’ll conserve water, use less energy, and your family will love not having to wait forever for hot water – it’s a win all around!

My Pipes Have Already Burst – Help!

If you already have burst pipes on your hands, you’ll want to shut your water off immediately! After that, you’ll probably be anxious to get some professional help. The staff at Stadler Plumbing is licensed, insured, and ready to fix you up! We’ll set you up right, so you don’t experience more damage, and we’ll advise you on how to best avoid this issue again down the line.

If you have other plumbing problems, such as leaks, drainage issues, and more, turn to us today. We can handle it all! When you count on Stadler Plumbing, you can bet that we’ve got your back!

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Identifying The Source Of Your Leaks

Have you been noticing excess water in various places throughout your home? How about signs of water damage on your floors, ceilings, and walls? Or maybe there’s been a decrease in your home’s water pressure? All of these things indicate a leak is present, and it’s time to figure out where it’s at!

A leak in your system causes your water bill to soar. It can also wind up costing you a lot in damages throughout your home. It leaves behind stains and bad odors and, should any of your possessions get damaged, you’ll have to replace those, too. On top of this, it encourages the buildup and mold and mildew, and it will cause various items to rot and rust. Masonry deteriorates quickly when exposed to water, and it’s not good for your home’s foundation, either. As you can tell, a water issue is one you’ll want to resolve fast!

Check Your Pipes

When your pipes freeze, this leads to leaks and flooding throughout the home, and the after effects can be quite devastating. Here in Michigan, we know all about harsh winter weather, so being on high alert for frozen pipes is important! Frozen pipes lead to burst pipes, and we know that’s not something you want to deal with. Luckily, there are things you can do to avoid this issue when temps get low.

First of all, make sure all of your outdoor water sources are drained, disconnected, and sealed up. These include pools, hoses, and sprinkler systems, among others. You’ll want to make sure your pipes and the areas of your home that host them are well insulated, too. It’s also wise to keep your sink cabinets open, so that warm air can properly circulate. These steps, along with keeping your home warm and toasty, can go a long way! If temperatures outside get too extreme, it’s a good idea to run your sink (just a small trickle is fine) to keep the water moving.

If it’s too late for you, and you’ve experienced a burst pipe, call us in! Our professional staff is trained, licensed, and happy to help you get your home back to normal.

Scan For Damages

If frozen pipes aren’t the issue, look for where the damages are occuring in your home. A stain, puddle, or constant drip are all dead giveaways of a leak, and we can move from there to remedy the situation. A thorough scan of your home makes all the difference in getting things fixed up fast!

Still Having Trouble?

If you suspect a leak, pick up the phone and give us a call. Our professional team will stop by and figure it out, so that you can get back to your normal routine in no time!

Learning about our services is easier than ever when you simply give us a call, or you can scan our website and check us out there. We can’t wait to help you out so you can get through this winter with the peace of mind you deserve. Thanks for choosing us!

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