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08 Dec

Easy DIY Fixes for 3 Common Winter Plumbing Problems

The winter months can be too cruel for plumbing systems. Temperatures can drop way too low that pipes get frozen, grease clogs drains easily, and hot water heaters become overworked. Do not fret! These common winter plumbing problems should not be the cause of your holiday stress. We have listed down tips that will help you fix these problems on your own before you call a 24/7 Mount Prospect plumber.

 

Frozen Pipes

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Pipes are normally at risk of freezing once the winter months arrive. It’s best to prevent your pipes from freezing rather than busy yourself repairing them. Here are some measures you can do:

  • When you leave the house, make sure that you leave steady drip of water running. This will prevent the water inside the pipes from freezing.
  • Do not leave you water hose hooked.
  • Once in a while, pour hot water onto the pipes to help that frozen water if any.
  • Wrap pipes with insulation wrapping.

Once you notice that your home’s water pressure dropped, call an emergency 24/7 Mount Prospect plumber right away to confirm if it is caused by freezing.

 

Kitchen Sink Clogging Cause By Grease That Solidified

The winter months also coincide with the holiday season. You will be surely spending a lot of time cooking for guests coming over for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. This leads to more grease going down the kitchen sink.

Avoid grease from solidifying and clogging the drain by not pouring used oils into the kitchen sink. Also pour hot water into the drain often to melt away the grease that may cling to the pipe’s walls.

Plumbers 911 Illinois can immediately send a 24-hour Mount Prospect plumber that can help you should you experience a kitchen sink clog due to grease build-up.

 

Broken Hot Water Heater

The hot water heater works extra hard during the cold winter months. It could break down easily especially when not undergoing regular preventive maintenance. If you want to avoid the inconvenience of showering with ice-cold water, have your hot water heater annually checked by a professional 24/7 Mount Prospect plumber.

Take our advice: Do NOT ever try repairing your hot water heating device especially if you are not knowledgeable in fixing electrical or gas-powered devices. Do not put your family’s lives or your property at risk. This is some serious plumbing repair stuff here so leave it to the experts.

 

Call Plumbers 911 and Ask For A 24/7 Mount Prospect Plumber

Let’s make life easy for you. Snuggle on the couch and enjoy a hot mug of cocoa with your loved ones while our licensed Mount Prospect plumber does the fixing. Watch this video to know more about Plumbers 911 Illinois:

 

 
Call (855) 484-3911 to set an appointment and we’ll send a trusted 24/7 Mount Prospect plumbing professional right away. You can also book your appointment with us online.
 

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