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How to Avoid Pipe Bursts This Winter

clearing-a-blocked-drainAfter a long, hot summer, we’re sure that you’re looking forward to the relief of a cool winter. This is especially true when we’re on our way to the holiday season. Halloween is around the corner and all the big holidays follow that. There’s nothing quite like the excitement that surrounds picking out a pumpkin, getting cute costumes for the little ones in your life, and celebrating with loved ones over a nice cup of apple cider.

If you want to make sure that your home life is just as enjoyable as your social life this fall, then it’s important to consider your plumbing in Pecan Grove, TX. Your plumbing system is important and we treat it with care. With this in mind, we’d like to talk about a few ways to protect your pipes from bursting.

Why Do Pipes Burst?

Here at Doug Turner Plumbing CO., we’re big believers in education as a vital part of any HVAC service. There’s no way that you can prevent future trouble if you’re not informed about what caused the trouble in the first place. That’s why we’re going to give you a quick crash course.

One thing that we’re fortunate to avoid is pipe bursts due to freezing. It doesn’t get that cold here in Pecan Grove. If your pipe bursts this winter, it’s likely due to water pressure issues, water hammer damage, or corrosion. The reason why you might see an uptick in these problems during winter is that your hot water becomes more vital as the temperatures cool off. You’re going to rely on the warmth of your water during those chilly morning showers and put your plumbing system to the test. We can help you get what you’re looking for.

How to Avoid Bursts

Now, let’s talk about how to avoid some pipe bursts in your home. 

Water Hammer Damage

Water hammer is the sound of your pipes banging around. If you’re experiencing this, we’re sure it’s something you’ve noticed. The problem with water hammer damage is that it’s something you might try to brush off. When you hear water hammer, the first thing you want to do is contact a professional. Water hammer is hard on a plumbing system. You’re going to need to have a professional plumber figure out the source of this issue and stop it. If not, you could be looking at a pipe burst down the line.

Water Pressure Issues

If your water pressure is through the roof, then it’s easy for your pipes to burst. This is why it’s important to have a professional plumber take a look at your plumbing system from time to time to make sure that everything is in proper shape. 

Corrosion

If you take a look at your pipes and they look old and worn, then you’re probably dealing with corrosion. Corrosion is something that’s will occur over time. It becomes a problem when you allow your pipes to get so old that they’re wearing down when you need them. Corrosion can easily lead to a burst. 

Contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We have “Services you can depend on!”

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