While many areas of the country are bracing for the start of winter next month, North Houston and Tomball residents are still enjoying warm temperatures. But as things to continue to cool off during the fall, even Texans should pay attention to their home’s plumbing systems. A storm or unseasonably cold temperatures is all it takes for frozen pipes and burst piping to occur.
Although frozen or burst piping may not be among the most common plumbing repairs in North Houston and Tomball, our expert team of plumbers have the skills to remedy any plumbing issue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re proud to offer the friendliest service and the most advanced techniques in addition to plumbing maintenance tips that will help you save time and money on plumbing repairs.
Here are 3 ways North Houston and Tomball homeowners can maintain their plumbing this fall.
Clean gutters and downspouts
It may not seem that important, but keeping your gutters and downspouts free of debris such as fallen leaves and twigs can prevent drainage issues such as water overflow, which can find its way into the basement or foundation of your home. Trapped water in your gutters will also freeze and expand when temperatures drop, potentially causing roof damage and breakages.
Take a good look at your pipes
Pipes in your home’s crawlspaces, garage, and even under your sinks can still freeze during the winter. They not be outside but piping in enclosed areas is still vulnerable to freezing, despite not having direct contact with the elements. To prevent frozen pipes both in and outside of your home, consider insulating them. But before doing so, make sure your pipes are in good condition. Damaged pipes that are insulated may still cause problems down the road.
Disconnect your outside hoses
As temperatures drop it’s important to disconnect and drain your outside hoses. In cold weather, leaving hoses connected to your outdoor faucets leads to frozen piping or worse, burst piping. Similarly, you should also drain and shut off any outdoor faucets. Water left inside a connected hose or outdoor faucet is likely to freeze, expand, and may even damage your indoor plumbing. Now is also a good time to inspect your outdoor faucets and look for any signs of dripping or leaking.
Rooter-Man plumbing technicians are equipped to tackle any plumbing problem, big or small. From frozen pipes to routine maintenance and other common North Houston plumbing repairs, it’s always Rooter-Man to the rescue!