Winter is where a lot of the plumbing horror stories that we hear about are birthed. We understand—the winter conditions in a place like Media are high stakes. It shouldn’t feel like it’s a full-time job to make sure that your plumbing system is in good shape all winter long, but it is going to take you a bit of effort.
If you ever feel like the work you’re putting in is venturing out of the range that should be covered by an amateur, then you need to make sure that you’re turning to a professional. We find that a lot of people have plumbing horror stories and it’s easy to become distrusting after something like this happens to you, but you don’t have to feel like you need to search high and low for the right team. Instead, you should come to us for your plumbing in Media, PA.
Keeps These Tips in Mind this Winter
Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when you’re trying to keep your plumbing in great shape throughout this winter and all the future winters to come.
Check the High-Risk Areas
What’s a “high-risk area” you ask? Great question—a high-risk area is an area of your home with low heat. We’re talking about places like your basement, attic, garage, crawlspaces, and even underneath your home’s sink. You might expect all of these areas except for underneath your sink, but the fact that the space underneath your sink is typically closed off from the rest of your home is a problem. It allows cold air to circulate and stay there.
Check on your high-risk areas. If your pipes here always tend to freeze, you might want to consider letting a little water flow from these faucets in these areas to offset this problem.
Consider Pipe Insulation
Do you hate the idea of your pipes dripping endlessly to avoid a pipe freeze? Consider a little pipe insulation. This is one plumbing solution that’s totally in your hands as a homeowner. You can get pipe insulation for a very low price at almost any hardware store in our area. Make this small but impactful investment in your home and avoid a pipe freeze.
Take a Little Extra Care When You Cook
The winter season is a hard time on your pipes. We just got through the holidays and the time of year where you’re cooking non-stop—this can wreak havoc on your plumbing. It’s always worthwhile to take a little extra care when you’re cooking. Stay diligent! Make sure that you’re not letting F.O.G. (fat, oil, and grease) make their way down your drain, that you’re avoiding pithy and fibrous foods, and keeping pits and seeds out too.
Call When You Need To
Don’t avoid service; make sure that you call a plumber when you need one. We know that calling a plumber doesn’t always feel like a treat, but it doesn’t have to feel like an absolute drag when you choose our professional plumbing technicians. We’re experts so we’re going to get in and get out fast and provide you with the work you need.
Contact Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning service today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Integrity Before Profit.