It’s beginning to look a lot like winter, especially with the freezing temperature that’s taken over New Jersey. When was the last time you have your plumbing checked by a professional plumber? Plumbing systems are fragile, and cold temps outside only make it worse.
All Year Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning want to make sure you don’t have any serious plumbing disasters this winter. Below we go into some useful plumbing tips, and how we can help!
No matter how many times you give a quick fix to a leaky faucet or pipe, there’s a better solution! It may not seem like it at first, but small leaks can lead to bigger problems. Never assume it’s a small matter when dealing with a leaky pipe, sink, or faucet.
All outdoor pipes can affect how your home or business functions. This is why as winter draws near, you need to make sure all hoses are disconnected and valves are shut off completely. Doing this will drain the water that is left in the pipes, which will prevent them from freezing.
You can only see a portion of the pipes that run through your house. Many of them travel from room to room, and level to level. All year long those pipes have water running through them. The water lines provide us with drinking water we use to cook and clean. These pipes need to be inspected by a professional plumber to ensure that none are broken or burst. Upon doing this our technicians can insulate the pipes to prepare them from the expected freezing temps.
Drains and Sewers
Your plumbing extends well beyond the pipes under the sink. The drains and sewers are a part of the plumbing since all pipes need to drain into the sewer. Did you know that freezing water can crack drains and sewers? This can cause serious problems when trying to maintain your home or business.
It’s not uncommon for pipes to freeze during winter, but you should never attempt to remedy the problem yourself. Using hot water, hair dryers or other unsafe methods could harm you and your family. Always contact us first to check your plumbing.
Clogged Toilets, Showers, and Septic Tank
Finally, we know it’s awful to deal with a clogged toilet or a septic tank seeping waste onto the lawn. If you notice any of the sinks, toilets, or showers are clogged, you need to have them repaired. Toilets especially are not always maintained, and when they clog it can mean bad news for your septic tank. Always get any problems repaired by our plumbers before things get worse!
In conclusion, All Year Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning is here 24 hours a day for any emergency plumbing problems you may have. In the event of cracked and broken pipes, turn the water off and contact us immediately! We service all of the North New Jersey Counties, and will fix all your plumbing emergencies!