Even though the weather in California is decent all year long, the winter is definitely colder than the summer months. There are a potential of plumbing problems that can happen during those winter months that don’t generally pop up other times of the year. The good news is there are plumbing services you can have professionals do and there are things you can do yourself as well. These items can prevent problems from happening before they become a big headache in your life during the winter months.
Prevent Clogged Drains
No one wants to have to deal with a drain backing up because of a clog. When it comes to the toilet, be sure you let everyone in your home know that only toilet paper can be flushed and nothing else. Not even paper towels, baby wipes and other items that you might think can be flushed. Try to clean any excess hair out of the showers and sinks before they go down the drain to clog things up. Avoid getting oil and spaghetti noodles and other things down the kitchen drain that can cause issues. If you notice any tub, shower, or sink draining slower than usual, call for help before it gets worse. It’s easier to fix a small issue than something larger.
Even though the California temperatures are mild and moderate during the winter, you never really know when a freeze might happen. Your pipes aren’t used to those frozen temperatures so when they occur, issues come along with it. During the winter months, it’s better to take the garden hoses off the spigots so they don’t cause problems with possible frozen water.
You will want to run water from every valve in the house throughout the winter months when the temperature gets colder. This will prevent frozen pipes if it gets really cold and it will help the pipes continue to operate at their height.
Get An Inspection
It is sometimes harder to inspect your own pipes in the winter because you don’t anticipate problems at that time of year. But that’s why it’s such a good time of year for the professionals to come in and take a look at your plumbing. Plumbing services during the winter can be invaluable to your home. The plumber could notice a small leak, which could have turned into a burst pipe if not fixed. Getting these small things out of the way now will save you money later. And the plumbing services can ensure that everything is running as efficiently as possible. No one wants to waste any unnecessary water!
Call Pacific Coast Plumbing Co
Pacific Coast Plumbing Company has been serving Los Angeles County for over 20 years. No matter what time of the year you need plumbing services; we’re here to help. We want to bring quality workmanship to you so you can save resources in your home and avoid larger issues down the road. Give us a call for an inspection, a repair, or a question about plumbing!