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November 16,2020

Prepare for Emergency Plumbing Situations This Winter

While plumbing issues can arise anytime of the year, your pipes and fixtures are likely to be much more vulnerable during the winter season. Unfortunately, many property owners fail to prepare their plumbing system for the freezing temperatures and are forced to struggle through a variety of problems because of it. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, we provide high quality commercial and residential plumbing services for local home and business owner including winterizing, hot water heater maintenance and leak repair. Are you wondering how to prepare your property for the coming winter? Here are a few tips that can help keep your plumbing system safe long term.

Hot Water Problems

While a dysfunctional water heater is a problem regardless of the time of year, no one wants to deal with a lack of hot water when it is freezing outside. People can often handle taking cold showers in the middle of August, but a broken water heater will quickly become a hassle in the middle of winter. Be sure to have your water heater inspected and serviced before the cold weather arrives. This is a good time to drain your water heater tank and remove sediment that may cause issues over the winter months. This will ensure that any repairs, hose replacements or other necessary tasks are performed on schedule, so you and your loved ones can enjoy warm water through the coming season.

Leaks

During the holidays, your home may see more foot traffic than normal. Extended family may stay overnight for weeks at a time, and more friends and family are likely to attend feasts and celebrations at your home. Your faucets, sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures are likely to be pushed to the max, which can lead to more leaks than normal. Keep an eye on problems so you can repair or replace problematic fixtures before water damage or mold growth can occur.

Burst Pipes

Freezing temperatures can cause the water inside your pipes to solidify. As the weather warms during the day, the ice will thaw. Over time, the fluctuations in water conditions can create a lot of air pressure inside the pipes, eventually causing them to rupture. The result is often a severe leak or indoor flooding. In order to prevent this, property owners can insulate their pipes which will help to better regulate water temperatures.

Are You Struggling with Winter Plumbing Issues? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Have you already experienced frozen pipes, major leaks or another urgent plumbing problem? Get the quality care you need right away by calling the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our certified and insured plumbers are ready to put their tools to work for your local home or business. Contact our office for more information about our offerings or to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber in Pittsburgh, White Oak, Sewickley, Oakmont, Munhall, Beaver, Coraopolis, Carnegie, Monroeville, Greensburg, Aliquippa, Bethel Park, McKeesport, New Kensington, Canonsburg, Washington, Penn Hills, Irwin, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania or a nearby metro area community.

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