Water piping and plumbing work needs to be well-prepared to weather winter’s wrath. Find out how to winterize your plumbing from the experts at P&D Mechanical.
Water piping needs periodic plumbing work in order to function at its best. How, though, can you tell when it’s under stress?
As the weather warms and you and your family begin to spend more and more time outside, perhaps the last thing on your mind is your plumbing work. Long hikes and lakeside vacations can quickly mean your home’s water piping falls by the wayside. It’s for this reason that summertime is the perfect season for plumbing issues to crop up, resulting in water damage and even mold infestations if you’re unlucky. The heat and humidity that come with the Minnesotan warm season will only exacerbate these issues, so it’s crucial that you learn to spot summer plumbing issues before they snowball and require costly remediation services.
With the state of the world as it is, it’s understandable to want to do a little bargain shopping for things you’d normally spend a little more on. From buying off-brand foods to switching to a cheaper cell service provider, your family might be making any number of changes in an attempt to live more frugally.
Our planet really is something amazing. From the smallest bacterium to the largest whale, each and every living creature, including humans, coexists in a miraculous balance with those around it. To respect and do their part in maintaining this balance, many people have taken to eco-conscious habits, such as using public transportation instead of driving to work or recycling things they’d usually throw away. Indeed, it’s important to reduce the strain we put on the environment, lest we cause the extinction of some of our favorite creatures.
Whether it’s a quaint old farmhouse or a vintage chic condominium, there’s a certain kind of charm that old dwellings carry with them. Unfortunately, there’s a certain maintenance requirement to them, too—namely, when it comes to your plumbing work. Outdated water piping and old appliances mean that your old house faces a unique set of problems that newer homes may not. Failure to attend to these problems when they are small arguably creates a larger risk of damage than in new homes, as old pipes are decidedly less hardy than their newer brethren and are more liable to break under strain.
Our bathrooms are an integral part of our households—especially our toilets, for obvious reasons. It’s because this fixture is so critical to a functioning home that it’s easy to take it for granted. After all, when was the last time you looked over your toilet to see if it needs repairs? People don’t often stop to consider this appliance’s welfare until it ceases to function, and they have a gigantic problem on their hands!
Are you looking into spring home maintenance? At P&D Mechanical, we commend you. As the weather becomes more temperate and the days become longer, it’s the perfect time to take care of your home, both indoors and out—not to mention that it’s the responsible thing to do.
It’s springtime! While the birds are singing, the kids are racing outside, and it can be tempting to break out the barbeque up here in Minnesota, temperatures and weather permitting, of course, this is no time to forget about your home’s maintenance—specifically, your plumbing work and water piping. These parts of your home have worked long and hard to weather the winter cold while continuing to do their jobs. It’s about time you take a look at them to make sure they’re still going strong!
Back in December, we talked a bit about how to spot a high-caliber provider of plumbing work and water piping maintenance. If you didn’t see that post, click here to view it! In a nutshell, though, we proposed a list of questions you should ask to determine the type of service you will receive from any given plumbing work company:
● What’s your experience with the repair in question?
● Does your company have multiple areas of expertise?
● Is your company active in the community?