Prevent Winter Plumbing Problems

Friday, January 15, 2016

Winter is finally in full swing. The last thing you want to deal with is a plumbing nightmare. Below are the most common winter plumbing problems and ways to avoid them.


No More Hot Water

In the chilly winter months, you will need running hot water in your house. A water heater breakdown on the coldest day of the year will prevent you from taking a hot shower. To prevent this, be sure to have your water heater flushed once a year. It will help get rid of sediment buildup.


Frozen Pipes

No homeowner wants to wake up in the middle of the night because of bursting frozen pipes. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid this. First, have your exposed pipes insulated. Second, open cabinets that are near interior pipes. Last but not least, let water run for a few minutes. After all, running water is harder to freeze.


Have you encountered a winter plumbing problem that just won't go away? If so, turn to the professional plumbers at A.B. May. We can help your pipes go with the flow again. Call 913-370-4898 today to schedule service. 


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