It’s winter and with it comes freezing temperatures and precipitation. When it’s this cold outside, you definitely don’t want to be dealing with burst pipes and other plumbing problems inside of your home. So what can you do to avoid some of the most common problems associated with winter weather and temperatures? Here are a few of our recommendations and a few of the problems we see the most often when doing plumbing repair in Coon Rapids and the surrounding areas.
This is such a common type of plumbing problem that we have already discussed it in another blog post: Four Tips for Winterizing Your Plumbing. When pipes are not properly insulated against the freezing temperatures, they can burst and flood your home. Make sure you take the time to insulate and winterize your pipes if you haven’t already. This is a great way to avoid expensive plumbing repair.
Hot water heaters
During the winter months, you need your hot water heater more than ever. And during the winter months, it has to work pretty hard to heat up your home’s water. You should have your hot water heater serviced before the cold weather sets in. Make sure you call us for plumbing repair at the first sign of trouble too. You don’t want the hot water to go out in the middle of your shower!
If you have a septic tank, make sure it is cleaned out and serviced before winter. This helps prevent clogs and other drainage problems. Cleaning it out also helps keep the human waste and other materials in your septic tank from freezing, which can cause a host of plumbing repair problems.
There are also a few other small chores you can do around your house to avoid plumbing repair. Make sure all outside water sources are turned off. If you have a garden hose, make sure the hose is fully drained so you don’t have to go out and buy a new one next spring.
With a little bit of preparation on your part, you can help prevent some plumbing repair this winter. Of course, if you need assistance, you can always call the pros at All Ways Drains!
For more information on plumbing repair in Coon Rapids or the surrounding areas, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.