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How to prevent Winter Plumbing Problems

At Everest Drain and Plumbing, we continuously strive to provide better plumbing services. When winter comes all along there is a considerable drop in the temperature. It is very hard to time when you have plumbing issues to fix especially in winter. This decrements in the temperatures result in more plumbing problems. However, there are things you can do to avoid having to call a plumber and it could save you some amount of money. Below is a list of things you can do to prevent winter plumbing problems. Toronto Plumbers also provide some advice concerning when you might want to contact a professional plumber in any case.

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How to Prevent Your Outdoor Pipes from Freezing

If you want to prevent your outdoor pipes from cracking this winter, you need to take action well before the temperature drops.  While the weather is still warm, turn off any outside water by using the shut-off valves that are usually located in your basement or under sinks near the outside wall.  This will prevent your pipes from freezing over the winter, and in turn, prevent them from cracking.

Can’t find your shut-offs? Contact Toronto Plumbers for professional assistance in this situation. Everest Drain & Plumbing can quickly and affordably identify your shut-off locations and install new valves if required.

How to Prevent Your Indoor Pipes from Freezing

As for your indoor pipes, the solution is pretty simple.  Simply maintain an inside temperature above 13 degrees during the winter. This applies even if you are away from home.  Since Toronto winters tend to get pretty chilly, these low temperatures are hardly a stretch. If you have any pipes located in a cabinet near an outside wall, remember to open the cabinets at night. This will let warmer air circulate around the pipes and help avoid unwanted freezing. Insulating your pipes is also an option.

Contact Toronto Plumber if you notice a drop in your water pressure. Freezing pipes are the most common cause of low water pressure during the winter months. A frozen pipe, more often than not, leads to a burst pipe. Contact Everest Drain & Plumbing for help at the first sign of an issue with your plumbing. This is definitely a situation that will require the help of a professional.

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How to Help Your Water Heater Work Properly

If your water heater performs efficiently, it can save you money during the winter.  Be sure to check the area around the water heater, ensuring it is as warm as possible. Also, check anything near the water heater that could cause a draft to form, for example, open windows, doors, crawl spaces, or missing insulation. Caulk around windows, close off crawl spaces, and beef up the insulation if need be.

Contact Toronto plumber if your water heater is malfunctioning or showing signs of wear and tear. The only thing worse than waking up on a cold winter morning is a freezing cold shower on a cold morning!

How to Prevent Basement Floods

Before it snows, check your drainage areas to ensure that they are not blocked with leaves.  After it snows, perform the same check except this time make sure that the drainage areas are not restricted by snow or ice.  If the drainage area remains blocked, water could back up and flood the basement or the discharge line could freeze and crack.

Already experiencing basement issues? Contact Toronto plumbing professionals for fast and efficient maintenance service.

Prevent Winter Plumbing Problems and Save Money

You can prevent winter plumbing problems by acting on the above issues. Everest Drain & Plumbing offers a variety of services for all your plumbing needs.  We offer 24-hour emergency service as well as a wealth of resources on our website for various plumbing issues.  If you have a plumbing problem, call us.

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