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5 Winter Plumbing Tips to Keep in Mind

You’re out at dinner with your significant other for Valentine’s Day, and everything is going well. The food is delicious, the restaurant’s service up to par and everything seems to be clicking. After watching another romantic comedy that substitutes good writing for a cast packed with semi-famous actors and actresses, you two go back to your place and, to your dismay, you are greeted by water everywhere.

At Drainmen Plumbing, our goal is to provide you with emergency plumbing repairs and services such as drain cleaning for home and business owners in the King of Prussia, PA region. We also believe it’s important for you to be prepared for the worst.

With cold temperatures and the inclement weather here to stay for the next few months, here is what you need to keep in mind about your plumbing for the winter.

Frozen Pipes

When the temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, water that is left in your pipes will freeze, resulting in bursting pipes. Repairing the pipes will alone cost you a lot, but water damage can be even pricier. You can avoid dealing with this costly issue by insulating your pipes with foam.

Sump Pump

Sump pumps are used to remove water in areas of your basement that are prone to flooding, collecting this water and sending it away from your home. Your pump can also freeze, making it vitally important to inspect and clean your pump to ensure that it works when you need it to.

Water Heater

Over time, sediment builds up in your water heater. This can cause rust to form in your tank and get into your water. Other problems such as not having hot water or not enough hot water can be frustrating during the cold winter months.

Outdoor Hose

Make sure to disconnect your hose for the winter. If you don’t, water can be left inside your hose and freeze. This could cause your connecting pipes and faucets to freeze as well.

Main Water Valve

You should always know where your main water valve is located. If you do have a plumbing emergency, you will need to know where to turn off the water quickly.

If you wish to learn more about how to keep your home or business safe from a plumbing disaster this winter or wish to schedule a drain cleaning in Phoenixville, PA, we encourage you to contact us by calling 484-685-3336 or filling out a contact form.