A & M Plumbing, LLC
Friday, December 09, 2016

Colder Temperatures Could Mean a Plumbing Problem

Like any system that runs your home, your plumbing pipes have the potential to develop problems. Obviously, frozen pipes can be a patch of trouble in the cold months. But there are other areas that might call for your attention as well.   
 
Rust Buildup – If you’re in an older home with galvanized metal or cast iron pipes, rust could be building in the pipes and blocking the flow, creating a slow drain.
 
Odd Sounds – Plumbing noises can range from the dreadfully annoying drip, drip, drip of a leaking faucet to hearing a banging-type sound when you turn the water on.
 
Leaks – Leaks could also produce sounds – like toilets that won’t stop running or the aforementioned drip, drip, drip.
 
Regardless of what problems you may be experiencing with your pipes, you can count on us to be a part of your solution. Just give us a call, and we’ll talk about what’s best for your home’s plumbing system.

Freeze Out Winter Water Problems

  • Check outside faucets for leaks, and disconnect all hoses.
  • Occasionally, open doors where pipes are located to let warm air in (bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room).
  • Wrap or insulate your water pipes.
  • Make sure your water heater is working properly.
  • Check your home for drafts.
  • Have your sump pump inspected and maintained.     
  • Always set the thermostat for your heater or furnace at a temperature that will help keep water pipes above freezing.
 
Finally, keep our number nearby and call whenever you need us!

Minor Ways to Save Major Headaches:

  • The Constantly Running Toilet. Lift the lid on the back of the toilet and stick your hands in. If you hear water running, the fill valve may be set too high. Adjust the water level using the setscrew on the top of the fill valve to solve the problem.
     
  • The Infamous Flapper/Flush Valve. It is at the bottom of the tank and can cause a toilet to run. Sometimes the flush valve gets misshapen and needs to be replaced. Installing a new valve is easy to put in with a screwdriver.
  • An Ounce of Prevention. About 6 ounces of white vinegar can remove a light ring stain, and it’ll help prevent them in the future.

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