Utah winters are no joke—is your plumbing system ready? There are so many things that can start to go south when you’re dealing with plumbing in the wintertime. The dropping temperatures make the stakes high. We’re a team of plumbers that can always be by your side.
A storm of any size of inclement weather can lead to problems with your pipes. It’s better to remain proactive rather than waiting for something to go wrong and then scrambling to get your home back in shape. If you’re looking for plumbing in Layton, UT, you can contact us. We’re a team that knows how to repair any damages that winter weather causes. Keep reading below to brush up on the best plumbing practices for your home.
What to Do During Winter
Here are a few simple things that you can do to prepare your plumbing for the impending winter weather.
Make Sure Your Furnace Is Ready
Okay so … right out of the gate we’re throwing you a curve ball. You might think to yourself, “since when is my furnace part of my plumbing system?” It’s not, but it does have a direct impact on your plumbing system. If your pipes are at risk for freezing then it means they’re also at risk of bursting in your home. Keeping your home at a consistent and comfortable temperature throughout the winter months can help you avoid any pipe problems.
Winterize Your Faucets
Check in on all the faucets throughout your home before winter rolls in—specifically the ones outside exposed to the elements. It’s a good idea to disconnect your garden hoses and shut off the water to your outdoor faucets. This will ensure that they don’t freeze over and incur damage when it starts to get cold during winter.
Check on Exposed Pipes
There are different pipes in your home that are either fully or partially exposed to the cold. We’re talking about pipes in your basement, garage, and even underneath your sinks. You can prevent your pipes freezing over with a little pipe insulation in the unheated areas of your home. You can even come to our technicians for recommendations on the better insulants.
For the pipes underneath the sink, you can open up the doors here to expose them to the warmth of your home. No matter what methods you choose to take, make sure that you schedule an appointment with our team members if you have significant plumbing issues.
Look After Your Water Heater Too
Your water heater is a unit in your home that works daily to keep you comfortable. We doubt that you want to take a cold shower in the middle of winter in Utah, so it’s always wise for you to ensure that your water heater is ready for success before winter rolls around. It’s a good idea to have one of our technicians flush and maintain your water heater before the weather cools off.
Contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re in the business of keeping your plumbing system in shape.