Because California gets far less cold than other states, frozen pipes are a much smaller risk for home and business-owners. That said, ensuring your plumbing is working throughout the winter is still important, and it becomes even more critical when the temperature drops. Follow these tips for keeping your pipes in good condition, and call our San Bernardino HVAC & plumbing experts at All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical for top-notch HVAC, electrical, and plumbing services.
To keep your pipes in good condition:
- Keep the heat on when it gets cold: If you leave your house or office unattended for long stretches with the heat off during the winter, your pipes will often become extremely cold, which can cause them to work poorly when you return. Switching back and forth in temperatures can be hard on your plumbing, especially in buildings with old pipes. That doesn’t mean you need to keep the heat high all the time; rather, find a setting on your thermostat that works for your property in winter, and make sure it works for your pipes, too.
- Let the faucet drip: While this will surely sound counterintuitive to home or businessowners who are trying to save money, letting the faucet drip a bit will actually alleviate pressure on pipes, preventing them from bursting. If you have old pipes that may be backed up, letting them drip a bit can help them last longer, while you wait to hire a plumber to perform more comprehensive work.
- Vent air properly: Too much cold air coming in or out of your space is bad not only for the comfort of the people inside, but it is hard on your pipes as well. Consider either letting some warm air out from time to time if your space feels overheated, or find ways to seal in heat if it gets too cold.
Hire a San Bernardino Plumber Today
Ultimately, the best thing you can do for your pipes is to hire a professional to inspect them. While you can take safety measures in the short-term to prevent temperatures from interfering with your pipes, issues like clogs and leaks will ultimately require a technician. From kitchen to bathroom plumbing, All Pro has the skills, knowledge, and equipment to help you out. We even offer emergency plumbing services for when you need the job done yesterday. Call All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical now, and keep your pipes running as smooth as the day you moved in.
All Pro is available 24/7 by phone at (909) 253-0664, and you can also contact us online anytime.