Safeguard Your Home With Winter Plumbing Protection

winter plumbing protectionSafeguard Your Home With Winter Plumbing Protection

Winter is in full swing in the Snohomish, King and Pierce area. Granted, the Pacific Northwest isn’t the most frigid place in the country, but it may still be frosty enough to cause frozen pipes. Following these tips will safeguard your home so you’ll have winter plumbing protection.

Plumbing Tips for the Kitchen

If you’re like me, you cook richer, fattier meals during the colder months. Be careful about pouring all that extra grease down the drain. The same goes for fibrous waste, such as carrot peels and pumpkin pulp. These should never go into the garbage disposal. The combination of solidified grease and vegetable remnants clog drains and disposals, and plumbing services are often called to treat backed-up kitchen sinks during this time of year. Instead, collect the grease in a can and, when it solidifies, put it in the trash.

Plumbing in the Bathroom

For the bathroom, we recommend turning up the heater to retain hot water. This will provide you with cozy showers while allowing warm water to run through the pipes to keep them from freezing. Don’t exceed 125 degrees Fahrenheit, or else the water will become scalding hot. Waiting at least 10 minutes after a shower before the next person goes in allows water to reheat.  As an added measure, we recommend you might consider insulating the pipes. Allowing the faucet to drip keeps water flowing and releases water that may otherwise freeze inside the pipes.

We’ll Protect Your Pipes this Winter

Plumbing challenges change with the seasons, and winter is the time to prevent pipes from breaking or bursting when temperatures lower.  Call Plumbing & Heating Specialist to take advantage of our special offers and protect your pipes from the winter cold.

Winter Plumbing Services for All Your Plumbing Challenges

Serving Customers in Snohomish, King & Pierce Counties, including Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Bothell, Snohomish, Shoreline, Brier, Mountlake Terrace, Maltby, Lake Forest Park, Everett, Marysville, Lake Stevens & Woodway

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