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As the winter months progress, it is important to take care of the various systems in your home to ensure the safety and health of your family. As temperatures plummet and the snow starts rolling in, it is vital to follow these tips to ensure you have no problems with your plumbing system during the winter. At Powell’s Plumbing, we have seen how destructive a frozen pipe can be and we want our customers to be prepared throughout the winter season.

  1. Add insulation: If you are concerned about the health of your pipes during the winter, consider adding insulation. This can help maintain a warmer temperature and prevent pipes from freezing. This is especially helpful if you plan to do any traveling this winter and are away from home.
  2. Check your hot water heater: Your hot water heater is an integral part of your home’s plumbing system, especially during the winter. If you haven’t already, check to make sure it is functioning properly or call your plumber. The last thing you want to deal with during the cold is not having vital hot water in your
    home.
  3. Avoid clogs: During the holidays and winter months, you may be cooking bigger meals for guests staying at your home. While it may seem convenient to dispose of food debris and grease in the sink, it can actually be more costly. To avoid clogs, drainage problems, and broken disposals, it is best to throw these items in the trash.
  4. Be careful when conserving energy: If you plan to go on vacation during the winter, or you are working extended hours away from home, it may be tempting to turn your furnace down to conserve energy. It is important to remember though that your pipes need heat circulating around them in order to avoid a rupture. Contact your local plumber to see what the best temperature to set your furnace to, when you leave the house.

For more winter plumbing tips, or to schedule an appointment for Winchester plumbing service or repair, contact us at Powell’s Plumbing today.