How Can I Prepare My Plumbing for Winter?

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The colder months can put strain on your plumbing in a way that the warmer months may not. Now winter is drawing closer, it is a suitable time to look at the ways you can reduce stress on your plumbing systems to make sure that everything is working – and will continue to work when you need it to.

  • Attend to Leaks and Damages
  • Regulate Temperatures of Indoor Areas
  • Turn Off Outdoor Taps and Disconnect Hoses

Attend to Leaks and Damages

If you have problems with your plumbing before winter, you will want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Leaving leaks and damages to pipes and water systems can be disastrous in all climates, but winter is when you are using your hot water and are less likely to notice wet patches lying around. The best way to take care of this is to get a professional to come to your home or property and inspect your plumbing personally.

Regulate Temperatures of Indoor Areas

The cold weather can do several things to your plumbing. Insulating your exposed pipes in unheated areas can help to prevent issues, but most of all you want to make sure that nothing is getting too cold. This can be as easy as opening your kitchen cabinets so that the warmer air reaches it and making sure that your thermostat and heating works.

Turn Off Outdoor Taps and Disconnect Hoses

If it gets too cold, the water in your pipes can freeze.

Outdoor Faucet

This is an especially significant risk for outdoor areas so instead of leaving your hoses out and connected to taps, you should disconnect and drain them before storing them away for winter. If left unattended, the frozen water in the hose can back up into the pipes inside your property and cause considerable damage to them.

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Whatever your plumbing needs, Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas Dunsborough can solve your problems and keep your house or property safe and sound during winter. The team are experts in their field and experienced to help you find the best plumbing solutions for your home. Get in touch with the Mainline Plumbing team today on 9759 1317.