Plumbing problems are always unfortunate, especially during winter. This season, beware of these common winter plumbing problems your Brownfield, Texas, home might face:
Though clogged drains can be a problem throughout the year, winter’s temperatures can make them more common. You might have had more people over for the holidays, and your plumbing may be working overtime to keep up. Perhaps another less obvious reason is that when temperatures are colder, cooking grease and oils are more likely to sit and congeal in your sink’s pipes. Avoid this by giving your pots and pans a wipe-down to remove excess grease before you wash them.
Busted Water Lines
In our corner of Texas, we don’t have to worry too much about frozen pipes (although they can happen), but busted or leaking water lines can be more common. Make sure you have your water lines checked for leaks, disconnect your outdoor water hoses, and insulate exposed water lines accordingly. If you have a sprinkler system, have it cleared of water before winter comes. As the temperatures outside fluctuate, they cause wear and tear on your lines that can eventually lead to leaks and breakage.
Damaged Water Heater
When the temperature outside drops, the demand for hot water in your home increases. This means that your water heater has to work harder throughout the season. Keep an eye on your water heater to make sure there aren’t any obvious problems that have been caused by the extra work. It’s always recommended that you have a plumbing professional make annual maintenance check-ups on your system to keep it healthy and efficient. Finding yourself without hot water in the middle of winter can be avoided with proper care and maintenance.
If you find yourself in a bad plumbing situation this winter, call our team at JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at (806) 853-6424. Don’t be left without water when you need it — JD’s can help you keep things flowing.
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