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Protect Your Plumbing This Winter Season

Protect Your Plumbing This Winter Season

Texas AC & Plumbing Specialist is here to help homeowners and business owners alike prevent plumbing problems before they arise. That is why we are proud to offer world-class, high-quality service to our customers, backed by a complete 100% satisfaction guarantee on our services.

The winter months are especially notorious for creating problems with your plumbing. In fact, many of the worst problems can and do happen during winter for various reasons. Below, our Austin plumbers share some of the most common reasons plumbing mishaps occur during the colder months.

Protecting Your Plumbing During the Winter

We believe that homeowners can benefit immensely from knowing the ins and outs of their plumbing system. Knowledge does, in fact, equal power, and educating our customers helps them not only to understand how their plumbing system works, but be able to identify potential issues before they become major ones. Precautionary steps to avoid freezing pipes, for example, keeps your plumbing safe and gives you more time to enjoy yourself, especially as the holidays get closer!

These are some of our suggestions:

  • Keep your heater on even if you aren't at home. To avoid wasting too much energy, set it to a temperature that's as low as possible while still being comfortable - somewhere between 68-72 degrees.
  • Insulate your pipes. Keeping your pipes insulated can help prevent them from freezing during cold months. You can also try wrapping them with heat tape. It's also important to insulate doors and windows as hot air in your home can easily escape, putting your plumbing system at risk. 
  • Leave water trickling in pipes or continually turn faucets on completely to pipes that are prone to freezing. The continual flow of water will help prevent the water from freezing. If you notice the water flow has begun to slow down this is an indication that your pipes may have already begun to freeze. 
  • Turn off the water shut-off valve for your entire home if you are leaving for vacation or an extended period of time. 

As we have only mentioned a few suggestions, we know that there might be more recommendations that might apply to your particular home and your situation. If that is the case, we do advise you to speak with our Austin plumbing team at Texas AC & Plumbing Specialist. We can diagnose any issues and work out a maintenance plan to keep your pipes and your plumbing system continuing to work efficiently, no matter what time of year it is.

Give us a call today or request your free initial consultation via our online contact form.


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