3 Common Fall Plumbing Problems to Watch For

For many of us in Mount Pleasant, Texas, autumn signifies a transition into the cold season. But unfortunately, that can also mean an increase in plumbing problems. Clogged sinks and cold showers are the last thing you want during the holidays. The good news is that you can save on massive repair bills by calling in a professional to perform a systems maintenance check. Here are three common fall plumbing problems to watch for:

Blocked Drainage

Texas is known for its gorgeous fall foliage. But unfortunately this staple of the season may be causing drainage problems in your home. If your kitchen sink is clogging, it could be that leaves from your yard have made their way into the drainage system. Often, leaves will collect in one area outside of the home and cause a blockage.

The most likely scenario is that you need to replace the drain cover. Unfortunately, not all covers are manufactured equally. But a certified plumber will be able to measure and fit for an exact match.

Water Heater Failure

The start of the cold season is the perfect time to get your water heater inspected by a professional plumber. Preventing a problem is more cost effective than repairing it because no one likes a cold shower. Frigid temperatures are taxing on your water heater system because it’s a lot easier to heat warm water than cold. A professional plumber will prevent system failure by safeguarding your pipes with insulation.

Frozen and Burst Pipes

A sudden drop in temperature can cause the water in your pipes to freeze, resulting in a series of potential problems. Frozen water expands the pipes and causes them to burst. The outcome can be damaged property and expensive repairs. Your local plumber will perform a maintenance check and install a pipe sleeve or a heat cable. As a result, you’ll reduce your risk of requiring a pipe replacement.

Let our professionals at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing perform the necessary maintenance and plumbing repairs in your home. Give us a call at 903-285-6550.

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