Michigan winters can wreak havoc with residential plumbing and commercial plumbing. When snow and ice hit, you may find that you are dealing with frozen pipes, broken radiators, flooding, and leaks. However, you can take precautions to avoid these winter plumbing mishaps. Of course, you can also rely on the experienced plumbers from Aaron Swift Plumbing to keep your pipes, sewers, and drains in tip-top condition during the winter months and throughout the year.
While some plumbing problems are inevitable, you can minimize the impact of certain issues by following these simple tips.
1 – Avoid frozen pipes by insulating them or keeping them heated. At Aaron Swift, we can help you insulate pipes.
2 – Avoid pouring fats and cooking oils down the drain in the kitchen. Liquid fats eventually solidify in pipes and create clogs.
3 – Schedule a regular water heater draining. This is important because sediment builds up in the tank and causes rust to develop. Or, if your water heater is old and has accumulated a substantial amount of rust, you may want to consider replacing it before winter hits.
4 – Disconnect your garden hose and put it away for the winter. If the hose is left outside during the chillier months, water inside of the hose can freeze and expand and lead to frozen faucets.
5 – When in doubt, have your pipes inspected by an experienced plumber from Aaron Swift Plumbing. Scheduling a full plumbing inspection right before winter strikes is a smart move for Michigan residents and business owners. Then, you will know that everything is in good shape for the snow and ice hits.
No matter what happens to your plumbing, you can rely on the professionals from Aaron Swift Plumbing to deliver thorough and reliable repairs. We provide 7-day emergency plumbing to residents and business owners in Washington, Michigan, and throughout the surrounding areas. In addition, we offer pipe repairs, drain clearing, gas pipe repair and installation, and much more.
If you need a plumbing professional you can trust – and reliably competitive prices – contact Aaron Swift Plumbing at (586) 752-5808 or reach out to us with any questions you may have through the contact form on our website.