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Slow Drain? 3 Signs Your Plumbing Isn’t Ready for Winter

Written by Posted On Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:41

It’s always important to get your home ready for the winter. While you might be thinking about insulation or weather-proofing, you should probably also be thinking about your plumbing. Below are just three of the signs that your plumbing isn’t quite ready for winter and that major problems might be just around the corner.


You Have Leaks

This is one of the most common types of plumbing problems and perhaps the biggest warning sign. If you’ve already got leaks in your pipes during the summer or fall, you know that you’re going to have some real problems during the winter. While your leaks may seem like minor problems now, you’ll have to deal with all the problems that are attendant with freezing water in just a few months. At the very least, you want to get this kind of problem taken care of before you have to start dealing with artificially inflated water bills.


Slow Drains

Slow drains can actually be signs of much more than just a simple clog. While you might think that a DIY solution is all you need to fix this kind of problem, the truth is that some slow drains might actually require professional help. Again, this is the kind of thing that hurts during any weather but that can be especially problematic once freezing temperatures arrive. If you don’t want to deal with expanding ice and the potential for burst pipes, it’s probably a good idea to get the problem taken care of now. Even a slight decrease in drain speed might be a cause for alarm.


No Inspections

Finally, it’s probably a sign that you aren’t ready for winter if you don’t actually know how well your pipes are working. If you’ve been dealing with little problems for years without a company like Knight Plumbing & Drain taking a look, you’re sitting on a major problem waiting to happen. Before the winter hits, you need to get a plumber out to your home to see if there are any minor problems that are about to become major. While it might seem easy to live with some minor plumbing inconveniences, that won’t save you money if a bigger problem does occur.


Make sure your pipes are ready for the winter by getting a good inspection. Pay careful attention to clogs and leaks and don’t let little things like slow drainage fool you into thinking you can wait. The more you take care of now, the less you’ll have to deal with when the weather turns.

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