It may be hot and muggy this month but it won’t be long before the chill of fall and winter hit Brooklyn with a bang. While the professionals at Petri Plumbing are always available for emergencies, even in the dead of winter, it’s worth it to have a plumbing inspection now while your pipes and plumbing are easily accessible.
You may have seen a minor leak or stain appear on a wall or ceiling, or maybe there is an annoying drip from a faucet or shower fixture. These are small things that can turn into very big things when the weather turns cold. And it always seems to happen at the worst time possible, doesn’t it?
With this in mind, we’d like to help you feel more confident that your home will weather any plumbing emergency that an icy, cold winter can bring without causing major damage. Here are some tips to help prevent or lessen a cold-weather plumbing emergency:
It’s much easier for our experts to gain access to your pipes and plumbing while the weather is still nice. A plumbing check will make sure all your systems are in good working order, and most of all, we’ll look into those small issues that could end up costing you if not investigated and fixed now.
Something that gets overlooked, but helps tremendously in an emergency, is identification and tagging of major plumbing pipes and valves in and outside of the home. Gas and water shut-off valves should always be clearly tagged, but all major piping should be tagged with important information about sizes, what’s flowing through them and what materials they are constructed with.
Many older homes (and even newer ones) do not have adequate insulation around existing piping and plumbing. This is best handled during warmer weather when all systems can be easily accessed. Well-insulated pipes will not only help with heating bills but will help prevent burst pipes during an extreme chill.
Taking a proactive approach when it comes to maintaining the safety and integrity of your home’s plumbing in the Brooklyn area is so important. Give Petri Plumbing a call at (718) 748-1254 and let our team undertake a plumbing inspection before cold weather is here.