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Helpful Winter Plumbing Advice (Part 1)

After a nice, warm Colorado summer, many of us are caught unawares as the cold weather starts to creep around quicker than we think. While there’s much to love about the winter, there are some things homeowners simply must be cautious about as we transition from blazing to freezing temperatures.

At J.T. Plumbing Services, we’re on a mission to protect Colorado homes and their plumbing systems all year round. That’s especially true during the winter where the freezing weather seems to wreak all sorts of havoc on people’s plumbing systems.

In this two-part series of posts, we’re going to discuss common winter plumbing problems and what you can do to prepare your home to withstand the snowy onslaught.

Get Your Drains & Sewer Lines Inspected

While there’s plenty of reasons to love the holiday season — food, friends, family, general merriment — increased company means more stress on your plumbing systems. To counteract this increased use in plumbing, we recommend scheduling a drain cleaning service before the holidays really kick into high gear.

Beyond your drains is your septic system. Problems with your main sewer lines run deep, affect more than just one drain, and can create messy backups if not taken care of. At J.T. Plumbing Services, we offer sewer line inspections to ensure that your entire plumbing system is free from issues.

Issues With Water Pipes

Generally speaking, your home is equipped with two sets of pipes. Sewer pipes for carrying waste water away from your home and water pipes for bringing clean water in. One of the most common water pipe issues occurs when the water in the pipes freeze and eventually expand, leading to bursts.

Inspect toilets, tubs, showers, and underneath sinks for signs of leaking. Whether it be a moldy smell or inexplicable wet spots, you’ll want to catch these issues before winter weather comes along and makes the situation worse.

Outdoor Faucets Are Important Too

On top of the water pipes inside your home, you’ll also want to walk the perimeter of your home and make sure that you don’t see any leaks in your outdoor faucets or hose bibs. It’s especially important that you detach any hoses from your outdoor spigots before the freeze comes. Hoses may be holding water that’ll not only ruin your hose and bib, but also compromise your entire water system.

You should also turn off any interior shut off valves that lead to your outdoor faucet and sprinkler system if you have one. You may also opt for a professional sprinkler blowout for even more peace of mind.

Enlist The Help Of A Professional Fort Collins Plumbing Company

If you want the peace of mind that comes with a professional plumbing inspection, get the help of Fort Collins trusted plumbing team — J.T. Plumbing. We’ll make sure all your plumbing systems are in full working order and ready for anything winter throws your way.

Continue on to part 2 to learn even more!