Is Your Home’s Plumbing Prepared for Cold Weather?

Published Date: March 9th, 2023 | Category: Water Heaters

Summers always go by quickly, but this one went especially fast. It’s September already which means it’s time to start preparing the home for colder months ahead. There are a few major plumbing maintenance tasks as well as essential repairs that should be performed before winter if possible. One of these tasks includes water heater repair. As the experts in plumbing repair including water heater repair for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, we’d like to cover some of these important tasks.

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Water Heater Repair

A water heater can be one of the most relied upon modern conveniences in the home and at All Ways Drains, our job is to make sure it’s something you can depend on. The older a water heater gets, the more likely it is to break down. As a general rule, a tank style water heater will last, on average, 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is pushing the 10-year mark, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace. It is possible for a water heater to last almost twice this long, but it is advisable to have it checked.

You should also check your water heater for rust or corrosion; this is a huge indicator of the need for water heater replacement. Most hot water tanks are made out of steel and will eventually rust. You may even notice rust in your hot water when it’s drawn from the tap. It is important you call us to take a look and determine if you require water heater replacement right away.

As a water heater ages, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the sediment is heated and reheated, it eventually will harden. This causes strange noises as well as lower efficiency.

Can’t get your water to warm up? Give us a call for water heater repair as soon as possible so you can enjoy hot showers all winter!

Pipe Repair or Replacement 

Old, outdated pipes can cause a multitude of problems including freezing. Galvanized pipes can cause low water pressure and blockage. If you see signs of rust on the pipes or if they suffer from low water pressure or repeated clogs or leaks then we recommend repiping with copper or PEX pipes, which do not rust. When you enlist All Ways Drains, we can replace old outdated types of piping systems with new copper or PEX piping that can last you much longer.

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Appliance Repair

Appliances always seem to act up at the most inopportune time. So, if you’ve been noticing a small problem all summer, have it fixed before it can turn into a big problem this winter. If you are dealing with a leaky faucet, clogged drain or broken garbage disposal, suffer no more! Give us a call and we can send someone out to your home as soon as possible.

When you are in need of plumbing fixture and water heater repair, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422. Or, contact us today for a Free Estimate.