Plumbing Tips to Remember in Winter

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The wind is already chilling. Winter is at the doorstep. You have already prepped up with winter clothes; have noted new recipes for Christmas Eve, right? Have you thought about the plumbing system? If not, this is the high time you should think about it. when you have plumbing issues at home, pipes are frozen or dripping faucets, will you be able to enjoy fully? Of course not. Here are some winter tips for your plumbing system.

  • Insulate the pipes. Make sure the home is uniformly heated so that the pipes do not freeze. When water freezes inside or out outside the pipes, it expands. Inside a pipe, sit does not get space for expansion and pipes may burst. This is messy and expensive also to fix a burst pipe.

  • Do not encourage clogged drains. You should use solutions suggested by professional plumbers to keep clogs away. Clogged pipes may leave you in an icky situation.

  • This one is quite relevant and important. Install tankless water heater keeping in mind the extreme cold weather of OKC. While talking about the pipes we may forget the heater. Warm water is needful in winter, so as the heaters. Before winter, make sure your tankless water heater is sediment-free and completely clean. Thus you will also be able to reduce the energy bill.

  • Check the sump pump of your home. Winter is the perfect time when you can clean the sump pump easily.

  • While concentrating on the inside, we often ignore outdoors. But a safe winter is not possible without secured outdoors. Make sure drain outlets are clean and there is no broken seal around the pipes outside.

  • If you cannot inspect on your own, it is better to call a professional plumber. You can ask plumbers to change pipes if required. If there is an old traditional storage heater at your home, replace and install it with a tankless water heater in OKC.

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You can reach us. Red Plains Plumbing is always ready to help you with pipe replacement or to install a tankless water heater in OKC.