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5 Winter Plumbing Problems

Our winters in Ogden are cold. This means that you need to consider your plumbing before this season reaches its coldest temperatures. You want to ensure that your home’s plumbing is as safe and sound as possible before you run into any unnecessary problems. We’re here to help you out.

If you need a plumber in Ogden, UT, we’re here to help you out with everything. We’re going to map out everything that can potentially go wrong with your home’s plumbing system. We’re going to give you some helpful tips to avoid these issues as well. Keep reading below…

Problems to Watch Out For

Here are a few problems that you should watch out for this winter. The colder temperatures make these problems a little more common:

1. Leaks

The plumbing is springing leaks left and right and you don’t know what’s going on. Your home’s plumbing is under an immense amount of stress during the winter because of our cold temperatures. This can easily lead to leaks in your home’s main water line. Your home’s plumbing is going to expand and contract a little depending on the temperature fluctuations in your home.

Tip: Keep your home at a constant temperature throughout the coldest part of the winter season. Don’t let it get too cold too often. It’s a good idea to keep the lower temperature of your home at around 60–65 degrees.

2. Frozen Pipes

It’s common for pipes to freeze when the temperatures get cold here. We want you to avoid this. Frozen pipes aren’t only a problem because they are going to limit your water supply. It’s a problem because frozen pipes can lead to bursts and subsequent leaks. We’re here to help you through this.

Tip: Insulate your pipes in vulnerable areas and keep your home warm.

3. Burst Pipes

As we mentioned above, frozen pipes easily lead to burst pipes. We see this often in Ogden. This can mean disaster for your home because it can cause water damage too.

Tip: Run a little water through your pipes that are extra vulnerable (outside, in the garage, in a crawlspace) to prevent them from freezing.

4. Clogged Drains

You’re fighting off clogs back to back. This means that you have a deeper plumbing issue. The clogs are just the symptom.

Tip: Brush up on the dos and don’ts of what you can put down your drain to prevent future clogs and call our professionals to have a drain cleaning.

5. Broken Water Heaters

You’re going to work your water heater harder during the winter months. Think about it—it’s cold out and nothing feels better than a hot shower on a chilly morning. This means that you might run into problems with your home’s water heater capacity and/or your home’s water heater efficacy. If you notice your water becoming lukewarm, then you’re going to need to call us.

Tip: Schedule an appointment for water heater maintenance. It’s going to eliminate significant water heater problems before they arise.

Contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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