The arrival of winter can bring a multitude of issues, especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing system. Frozen pipes, broken radiators, flooding, and leaks, are just some of the winter plumbing issues that homeowners can experience.Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help minimize the effect of these winter plumbing mishaps. Follow these plumbing maintenance tips to keep your system in tip-top shape during the winter months:
Prevent Frozen Pipes
If water freezes within a pipe, it will expand, crack, and burst, costing you time and money. Generally, a frozen pipe will occur in higher places like attics, garages, crawl spaces, and near outside walls. These areas are the most typical locations for a frozen pipe emergency. Keeping your pipes heated, or choosing to insulate pipes in your home, can help keep these winter plumbing issues at bay.