It’s still hot here in Texas, but you have to admit, it is a little cooler. And while we aren’t exactly in the Great White North, we all know that it gets cold, even in Texas. At least a few times every winter, the temperature will get down below freezing. If you’re not prepared, that could cause some substantial and very expensive damage. It may seem like a long way off, but now’s the time to start preparing – before it’s too late!
Tip 1: Insulate Your Pipes
Traditionally, during the cold temperatures, leaving your faucet to drip was thought to be the best way to keep your pipes safe. This eventually was to prevent the pipes from freezing or bursting. There are other ways and solutions to prevent this from happening. The best one is to insulate your pipes. You can purchase pipe insulation at a hardware store, and it’s pretty easy to do it yourself. Just about any pipe that you can access should be insulated. The ones that are the most exposed are the ones that are more likely to freeze. And a frozen pipe could cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to your home.
Tip 2: Have Your Water Heater Inspected
Your water heater is a critical part of keeping you warm during the winter. Getting your water heater inspected during the fall is a great way to ensure you don’t run into any unexpected issues. If there are any signs of aging, it may be time for repairs, or even a replacement. If you see any puddling on or near your hot water heater, or even rust, you should contact our professionals at City Plumbing. They’ll be able to check the relief valve (which prevents the entire unit from exploding!) and drain sediment from the bottom of the tank, if necessary.
Tip 3: Call City Plumbing
Call the professionals at City Plumbing. We can take care of your fall check-up in no time. City Plumbing is here to help with all your plumbing needs. Give us a call, and we’ll come running! 432-366-2401