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Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

Did you know that the holiday season is a very common time to see plumbing problems in your home? You may be hosting events and having more visitors than you usually do. This increase in demand can mean that plumbing problems become more obvious and need to be addressed.

You can stay ahead of plumbing problems this holiday season when you schedule service with an expert plumber in Frisco, TX. Our team is here to help whenever you need us. Keep reading to learn more about why a plumbing maintenance appointment can be beneficial for your home and family this holiday season.

Address Slow Drains – Now!

It is so easy to put off service when plumbing problems aren’t bad enough that they are actually impacting your day-to-day life. For example, you may have a drain that is moving slowly yet is not completely clogged. You may be planning to attempt some DIY solutions or hoping that the issue will resolve itself.

Unfortunately, drain issues rarely self-resolve. It’s better to call and schedule plumbing service now to stay ahead of a worsening problem a few weeks from now. After all, major plumbing issues never happen at a convenient time. Be proactive and fix the problem now while it isn’t as serious. If you plan to host holiday events or have large groups of people over, the problem could worsen quickly.

Check for Leaks

You may think that if a pipe is leaking in your home, you would know about it. But that is not always the case. You may not look under your sinks or around your plumbing fixtures as often as you think. It’s a good idea to be purposeful and methodically look at all of your pipes and plumbing fixtures to make sure there are no leaks or concerns. 

Aside from leaks that come from pipes, you also want to make sure that your faucets are secure and not dripping water when they are not in use. Dripping faucets can cost you more money than you realize on your monthly water bill. And speaking of leaks, you also want to check your toilets and make sure they are not running and consuming water unless they are being flushed. 

If you hear any water sounds coming from your toilet aside from when it is flushed, that is also considered a leak. The leak may not be damaging your home, but it is consuming more water than you are actually using. Running toilets are one of the biggest culprits of high water bills because they can easily consume thousands of gallons of water each month.

Review Pipe Insulation

Your final step is to check on all of the visible piping located in your basement (if you have one) and outside. For example, you want to look at all of the water spigots outside where you can attach a water hose. If you don’t already have covers and insulation surrounding the pipes and spigots, invest in those now. 

When temperatures drop below freezing, your water pipes can freeze. This isn’t as big of a problem for your indoor plumbing connections since you keep your home warm and the pipes are better protected. But pipes and fixtures that are exposed to the cold air are at risk of freezing without insulation. If your pipes freeze they can burst and then leak water once they thaw out, leading to a pricey and involved repair project. 

Get it done right… Right now! The team at Hutchins Plumbing and Air Conditioning is ready to help you with all your home needs – including plumbing service.

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