Preparation & Prevention: Fall Plumbing Prep with Petri Plumbing
Our Money Saving Tips for NYC Water Bills
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing and home service company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan since 1906, provides seasonal plumbing preparation tips for New York City homeowners. Petri Plumbing encourages money-saving tactics and strategies for New York residents, addressing cold weather concerns and other economical practices.
According to the New York City Environmental Protection, the rate of water charges for the average customer will increase by 2.97% this year. Water bills alone for the average household consuming 80,000 gallons of water a year are estimated at $1,055 per year. Yet preventative measures such as insulating water pipes can save homeowners hundreds in water and utility bills and help them avoid costly repairs.
“Water charges in New York have increased roughly 12 percent in the last 3 years,” said Petri Plumbing owner Michael Petri. “Winter’s drastic temperature drops make pipes more susceptible to leaks and damages without proper preparation. We want New York City families to feel at ease in their homes when the seasons shift suddenly.”
Plumbing Inspections and More
Home inspections with a licensed plumber will identify any small or potential leaks that may develop with the temperature change. Other helpful tactics include:
- Insulating pipes in unheated areas of the home and applying heat tape or thermostat controlled cables around pipe more prone to freezing.
- Cleaning pipes and water heaters to ensure full functionality for the utmost in efficiency.
- Clearing leaves and other debris from outside gutters for easy drainage when water freezes and thaws during seasonal changes.
- Setting your water heater’s thermostat setting to 120°F for optimal performance.
“Families in New York should enjoy the city for all its worth without the worry of a possible water leakage always looming,” said Petri. “There are simple things they can do to prevent certain plumbing disasters and we want to work with our community to uncover these economic strategies.”
For more information on fall and winter plumbing preparation, visit Petri Plumbing or call 718-748-1254 for more information.