Though plumbing issues can arrive at any season of the year, winter can leave your property uniquely vulnerable. Freezing temperatures and an increase in the need for hot water can cause multiple plumbing problems for homeowners and businesses. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, we provide high quality commercial and residential plumbing services such as winterizing, leak detection, pipe repair and water heater maintenance in Youngstown, Ohio and nearby communities. If you are concerned about how your pipes and fixtures will fare when the winter weather arrives, then read below for prevention tips and ways to solve common mishaps.
Water Heater Trouble
While water heater units can stop working anytime, your household will likely feel the effect of this issue most in winter. Taking a cold shower in the middle of August may be manageable, but no one wants to deal with such a problem when it is 20 degrees outside. Unfortunately, since your water heater will be under the most stress during the coldest months of the year, it can increase the chances of needing a repair or replacement at the worst possible time. Therefore, pre-winter maintenance is essential to keeping your water heater in great shape. It is recommended that you thoroughly inspect your water heater for signs of trouble and drain your tank to remove any sediment buildup.
Faucets can also see a lot more action during the winter season. Most families will host a lot more guests for holiday feasts and celebrations. With so many people washing their hands in the bathroom and preparing large meals in the kitchen, you may end up dealing with a few leaks. Keep a careful watch on your fixtures during this time and repair any issue that may arise. Failure to do so could result in hidden water damage and mold growth.
Burst pipes are one of the most notorious and frustrating winter plumbing problems. When the temperature rises and falls, it can cause the water inside to freeze and thaw. The frequent changes can create a buildup of air pressure which may damage weakened pipes or faulty joints. The result is often indoor flooding and a major mess to clean up. The best way to avoid this catastrophe is to winterize your plumbing system. Installing pipe insulation will help to better regulate temperatures inside your home. If you have a garage or basement that is more vulnerable to outdoor weather, then you may need to use a space heater or electrical heat tape to prevent frozen pipes.
Do You Need Help Winterizing Your Plumbing System? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today
Are you worried about your plumbing systems ability to withstand the harsh winter weather? Get professional care from the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown. Our licensed and insured plumbers have the tools and talent needed to get your plumbing system ready for freezing temperatures. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with a certified plumber in Youngstown, Columbiana, Girard, Warren, Austintown, Howland Corners, Boardman, Ohio or a nearby metro area neighborhood.