How to Prepare Your Plumbing System for Winter

How to Prepare Your Plumbing System for Winter

Winter is coming which means it’s time to take preventative measures to guarantee your plumbing functions effectively and efficiently when your home is exposed to colder temperatures. By making preparations for the winter months, you can better prevent serious plumbing issues as well as damage from occurring, costly repairs or replacements, and stress. Learn Stephen’s helpful tips for getting your plumbing winter-ready below. 

Check the Thermostat 

An important task to complete when preparing for winter is checking your thermostat. While thermostats are a component of heating and cooling systems, they regulate temperature which can affect plumbing. If the temperature in a home drops too low, there is a chance that pipes can freeze and burst. 

Ensure Pipes Are Insulated 

Another thing on your checklist should be to ensure that your pipes are properly insulated. By insulating pipes that are in exposed areas that may be unheated, you reduce the risk of pipes bursting and causing major water damage from flooding that occurs as a result. Insulation can also help you save money on energy costs. 

Keep Cabinet Doors Open 

Leaving cabinet doors open is another thing you can do to prepare your plumbing for winter. By allowing them to stay open, warm air is able to flow near the pipes that would otherwise not have access. 

Shut Off Water When Away 

If you are making plans to be away from home at any time during the winter months, it’s best to shut off your water before you depart. In addition to the freezing mentioned above, an unexpected leak or another plumbing emergency can occur causing structural damage that can lead to expensive repairs. 

Get Repairs Done Ahead of Time 

Don’t wait until the last minute to make any repairs to your plumbing. Leaving a problem unresolved can only make matters worse, which is something you don’t need as you enter the winter and holiday season. It is important to check for leaks, clogs, signs of deterioration, etc. 

Prepare Your Plumbing System For Winter With Stephens

Whether you need repairs, scheduled maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the expert technicians at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you prepare your plumbing system for the winter. Our plumbing services include emergency plumbing, bathroom plumbing, kitchen plumbing, outdoor plumbing, drains and pipes, sewer, sump pump, water backflow, water heater, and water damage. We understand how overwhelming and inconvenient plumbing problems can be, which is why we are here to mitigate your stress and come up with solutions that allow you to resume your daily routine or business as usual. 

Stephens has been serving homeowners and businesses in The South Bay, Long Beach, and Orange County for over thirty years. Our mission is to provide reputable repair services for any income to residential and commercial spaces. Our plumbers, technicians, project managers, and other members of the Stephens family are the unsung heroes of our business, valuing each and every customer they encounter. You can rest assured that your plumbing is in the hands of people who are experienced, reliable, and highly skilled at what they do. Before we begin any service, our customers receive a full price quote. For award-winning service you can trust, contact us today.