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How To Protect Your Plumbing This Winter

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The warm days of summer are long gone and the days of thick sweaters, warm drinks and heavy blankets are here for the next several months. Our heaters are running, holiday preparations have begun, and the last thing you want to do is spend extra time outdoors.

That is why we want to remind you now, before things get colder, to make sure your plumbing is taken care of properly. Because let’s be honest, no one wants to deal with a backed-up drain or a leaky hot water pipe in the middle of winter.

Thankfully, if you do pick up on any issues with your Andover plumbing, you have a team you can rely on to help you when you call Air Mechanical Inc.

Potential Problems

The key to avoiding damaging problems to your plumbing that escalate when the temperatures drop is to know what the warning signs are. Here are just a few possible warning signs that you may need to get your plumbing checked.

  • Inconsistent hot water: Have you had a few showers recently that went from warm to cold and back? This isn’t just a fluke in your water system but is likely a sign that your hot water heater is having trouble either producing or delivering your hot water. In either case, the sooner you get the issue identified and addressed the better. No one wants to take a cold shower in December.
  • Problems with water pressure: When you are washing your hands or doing dishes and the faucet suddenly goes from a stream to a trickle you should call a professional plumber ASAP. This could indicate a leak or a blockage in your pipes, both of which can escalate quickly if not taken care of.
  • Increasing water bills: Noticed that your water bill has been on the rise lately? While this could be due to increased shower times or needing to wash more dishes, it can also be a warning sign of a leak. Make sure you call for leak detection before you brush it off.
  • Sewage smell: If you are wondering why it smells like sewage in your bathroom or kitchen, it may be helpful to at least know you have someone to call to fix it. This smell is telling you that there is a drain blockage somewhere in your plumbing system. Trust us, the sooner you clear this issue the better.

Preventative Measures

Unfortunately some of the signs listed above indicate that a problem has already developed enough to become noticeable. With that said, there is a way to prevent a lot of these issues from developing or to catch them far earlier.

Services such as leak detection and drain cleaning, offered by the trained and professional team at Air Mechanical Inc., help to find issues before they get too far and address them before they get any worse.

The truth is this, preventative services are the best way to protect your plumbing during any season. Ensuring your hot water stays on just happens to take on a whole extra level of importance during winter!

Contact a professional plumber today at Air Mechanical Inc. to set up your next appointment and keep things flowing.

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