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Winter Plumbing Issues to Watch Out For

plumbing-emergency-servicesWinter is here and you need to consider your plumbing in Medford, MA. There are more ways than one for your plumbing system to go south this winter. That’s why you need to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to your plumbing work. We’re here to help you do this.

We specialize in plumbing work and we know what it’s like to live through a Medford winter—we’re a local company. Make sure that you schedule an appointment with us for the services you need. We’re going to ensure that you have a comfortable winter with the tips we’ve listed here.

How to Prepare

Here are a few tips that will help you prepare your plumbing for winter in Medford:

1.      Fix Those Leaks

You’ve been dealing with a leak in your home for a while. It’s just a small drip, but you definitely have a leak in your pipe. You’ve patched it up and tried to keep it moving, but it just keeps rearing its ugly head again and again. You need to address this problem as soon as possible.

This is an issue that only has the potential to get worse as the weather conditions get cooler. If your pipes freeze, the water turning to ice will expand and then later contract when it warms back up to a liquid state. This is going to make holes or cracks in your pipes bigger and subsequently make your leaks worse.

2.      Insulate Your Pipes

Have you had problems with certain pipes in your home freezing? Do you have pipes in high-risk areas of your home like your garage, attics, or crawlspaces? This is a good place to start insulating.

Pipe insulation is cheap and abundant. You can run out to your local hardware store right now and find exactly what you need. Insulating your pipes will save you a lot of time, money, and effort this winter.

3.      Winterize Everything Outdoors

Make sure that you drain your outdoor water hoses this winter. Don’t stop there! detach them from the spigots and store them in the garage before the temperatures get really cold. By doing this you can save yourself some grief this winter season.

4.      Get Your Water Heater Ready

Have you noticed that your water heater isn’t working the same way? You might need to have a professional flush your water heater to remove any sedimentary build-up. You’re going to rely on your water heater more often this winter. Imagine taking a cold shower in Medford in December—it’s not very enticing. Stay warm and comfortable with our water heater services.

5.      When in Doubt, Call Us

Do you feel like your plumbing system just has no hope? You’ve tried everything within your power to fix your problems, but it just seems like you can’t find the solution. This is where you need one of our experts to step in. We know that finding great plumbing work isn’t easy. We’re here to help you find exactly what you need.

Contact Cooling Unlimited, Inc. today to schedule an appointment for winter plumbing issues. We’re here to help.

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