Are you prepared for the long, frigid winter months ahead? Winter can certainly be an unpredictable time of year, which is why the folks here at Steve Mull Plumbing don’t want you to get caught off guard. Frozen pipes can certainly be an extraordinarily expensive problem and one that can surely affect your home and family, not to mention your pocketbook. The challenges, the costs, the frustrations and the fears that accompany frozen pipes are countless. However, relying upon the experts here at Steve Mull Plumbing will not only provide you with effective solutions but will also alleviate all those emotions.
To help our valued clients avoid this costly problem, we have put together these helpful tips to avoid the problems winter can certainly bring.
First and foremost, make certain you know exactly where your main water valve is located in your home. If, and when you have a problem, it will be necessary to turn the main valve off in order to stop the flow of water in your home. Your main water valve is typically located near to your water meter, in your basement, in your utility room, or near the street running at the front of your home.
Next, if you have any pipes located in unheated areas in your home, be sure to wrap them with heat tape or with some type of pipe insulation product. Each of these products can be found at your local hardware store, but if you are not comfortable performing these tasks, then that’s where we come in. Often times these pipes are located in hard to reach areas in your home and can be quite time consuming to give focus to. Our qualified plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing are on hand to wrap all those potentially weakened pipes long before they have a chance to freeze.
In advance of any forecasted cold fronts, it is always wise to be sure and turn off your irrigation system outdoors and drain any remaining water from the lines. If you allow the water to sit in the lines, the water can freeze and you will find yourself faced with frozen pipes and an awful lot of challenges. You should also make certain to cover outdoor water taps with insulated covers and disconnect all your outdoor hoses as well.
Finally, when you are travelling and your home is going to be left vacant for an extended period of time in the winter, we recommend you turn off the main water valve and call in a professional plumbing company to drain your pipes. Again, this is where our highly skilled and trained plumbers come in. By having us drain your pipes, should there be a power outage or any kind of heating issue there will be no water present in the pipes that would result in frozen pipes.
Winter can certainly be a joyous time of year, especially with the holidays and the abundant winter outdoor activities. However, failing to give proper attention to the pipes in your home, the temperature in your living space, and to the overall safety of your home in the winter months, can surely lead to some costly problems and repairs. If you are in need of effective solutions to issues with potential frozen pipes, then surely you have come to the right place.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing we are all about our clients. We take tremendous pride in providing our quality products and services and have been recognized time and time again in the industry. Don’t delay. Contact us today. We look forward to providing you with all your plumbing needs and send along wishes for a safe and happy 2018 ahead!!