Plumbing Maintenance Tips Before Winter
The onset of a hard freeze can really put your plumbing systems' integrity to the test. Instead of leaving your plumbing system to chance, using these plumbing preventative tips can help ensure you’ll get through the winter without having to make a frantic call to an emergency plumbing contractor.
- Inspect your heat pumps, furnace, and any other heating devices before the onset of winter.
- Have any existing leaks repaired no matter how small they are.
- Have piping inspected for corroded pipes, valves or anything corroded that’s associated with your plumbing and have it repaired or replaced.
- Ensure all exposed plumbing is properly winterized and/or ensure the area of exposed plumbing is properly heated and insulated.
- Test your water pressure. Having low pressure could be a sign of sediment in your pipes which can lead to issues down the road.
- Have any slow drains cleaned. Often build-up begins to coagulate in pipes with the onset of winter.
- Have your water heater drained to remove sediment within the tank, check for leaks and make sure all the components are working properly.
- Identify drafty places in your building and take proper precautions such as sealing up drafts, ensure the heating system is working properly, and/or ensure that the plumbing in these areas is properly winterized.
Taking the time to do these things before the winter can help prevent disastrous pipe bursts, extensive property damage, and loss of production during the most frigid days of winter.
Don't get stuck with frozen pipes. Maintain your plumbing systems by scheduling a professional plumbing technician today.