Preparations for Winter: Faucets


By living here in southeastern Michigan, we expect to have at least four to five months of cold, snowy weather. Winter comes packing a punch with freezing temperatures and excessive snowfall that may do serious damage to our pipes and drains. So, how do we get prepared for such weather conditions? Here at Aaron Swift Plumbing & Sewer Services, Inc., we say to start somewhere, and we suggest starting with your faucets.

Remember that your heating ventilation throughout your home or business may have areas left a little more unheated than others, especially areas opposite from where your furnace is located. So, in order to keep your faucets and pipes from freezing, allow a slow drip of water flowing through faucets linked to pipes that run through unheated spaces.

One trick to help areas with significantly less circulated heat is to wrap water pipes in your basement or crawl spaces with insulation sleeves to slow heat transfer and avoid frozen pipes. Keep in mind that if you are leaving your home or business for an extended period, consider draining the water system. Ask a neighbor, friend, or family member to check your home while you are gone. Turn the water off at the meter or well tank to prevent damage from leaks.

The plumbing professionals at Aaron Swift Plumbing & Sewer Services, Inc. want you and your family to enjoy the upcoming holiday season and beginning winter months without the worry of bursting pipes or frozen faucets. However, plumbing catastrophes can quickly put a damper on festivities. Think about it. You do not want to be in the middle of a meal, having a toast around the fire, or prepping for a visit from Santa and suddenly be faced with a clogged toilet, a leak in the ceiling, or a flood in the basement.

To be proactive and get ahead of potential bursting pipes is to schedule a home plumbing inspection before the start of the holidays. Contact us for a thorough inspection of your pipes, sewers, water heaters, and drains to have more peace of mind during the holidays and upcoming winter months.

Ultimately, make sure to take a few simple precautions to decrease your risk. Or, if you do experience plumbing issues during the holiday season, contact Aaron Swift – your trusted plumbers in Macomb County – for the pipe repair, sewer service, or other industrial same-day plumbing services. Aaron Swift Plumbing & Sewer Services, Inc. is proudly providing residential and commercial plumbing services to Washington Township and the surrounding communities in Macomb County. You can reach us by telephone at (586) 752-5808 or by filling out and submitting our contact form on our website.

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