4 Reasons Why You Should Winterize Your Home

4 Reasons Why You Should Winterize Your Home

November 21. 2018 Save Money by Winterizing your home - Rub-A-Dub Plumbing

If you haven’t winterized your home in the past, this winter is the perfect time to start. Winterizing your pipes is a process that gets your plumbing ready for freezing temperatures. Freezing temperatures can cause leaks and breaks in your home. When water freezes, it expands and creates pressure inside pipes which causes damage and ultimately results in costly repairs.

With winter coming early this year and it being a stinging cold winter, your pipes could burst if they are not winterized properly. Winterizing your home does not take long to do.

Here are the top few reasons to winterize your home.

  1. Colder winter means a higher chance of freezing pipes. Forecasters have said that this winter will be colder than normal in Texas with a high chance of snow, lasting through February. That weather outcome means it is a higher chance for your pipes to freeze and burst as well.
  2. Rivers inside your home are not fun. When pipes freeze they burst which can cause flooding in your home.
  3. Winterizing your home could save you tons of money. Spending an hour or two to winterize your home could save you $1000’s in potential repairs in the long run.
  4. It can also help keep the critters out as well. Sealing your pipes can help keep the bugs and other animals in the area out of your home.

 
With winter also comes the holidays. Did you know thanksgiving is usually the busiest holidays for plumbers? Hosting holiday parties often results in a busy kitchen. Too much grease and food can find its way down the drain and disposal. The clogging of pipes usually happen because of the gradual buildup of grease, hair, soap and food particles.

To avoid a holiday plumbing disaster avoid pouring fats down the drain. Liquid fats solidify in the pipes which creates clogs. Use a sink strainer to prevent food from passing through the pipes. Avoid putting things like egg shells, turkey bones, bananas peels, pumpkin pulp and poultry skins down the drain. The disposal can’t properly shred hard to grind foods. Before adding your food to the disposal, turn it on. Run cold water for about 20 seconds before and after disposal use. This will flush waste down the main line. If you have numerous house guests, wait 10 minutes between showers so that slow drains can clear.

Sometimes life and work can make it difficult to find time in your schedule for winterizing your home. The good news is that the plumbing experts at Rub-A-Dub Plumbing can help. With years of experience and a qualified track record of helping customers, we can assure to help with your plumbing needs. Take care of any plumbing problems before the holidays by calling Rub A Dub Plumbing!

Our company is bonded and insured. All of our work is guaranteed and the parts we carry in the truck with the bright blue duck are all warrantied. We’re able to answer your call 24/7 and respond quickly. No hoops to jump through. No hemming or hawing.

We’re here for Lindale, Tyler, Longview, Gun Barrel City and surrounding communities. After all, we live here too!

Set your appointment with Rub-A-Dub Plumbing and experience, not just clean… but the SQUEAKY-CLEAN DIFFERENCE of Rub-A-Dub!

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