From leaking toilets, to a backed up kitchen sink, there is never a convenient time to experience a plumbing emergency. Occurring at any time of day or night, nothing is worse than the unexpected expense of plumbing issues. Excessive rain and cold weather conditions can wreak havoc on plumbing pipes. Here are a 3 ways to prevent common plumbing issues:
- Prepare Pipes and Faucets for Cold Weather
Pipes tend to freeze up and even burst when cold weather moves in. Making an effort to insulate outdoor faucets and under the sink pipes can prevent a huge expense if your pipes bursts. A styrofoam faucet cover works great for insulating outdoor faucets. These are readily available at any home improvement store and are fairly inexpensive.
- Inspect Pipes Before Leaving for Vacation
The last thing you want to do while on holiday vacation, is come home to a flooded mess. Inspecting under cabinet sinks and outdoor faucets could possibly prevent a future disaster. The smallest drop of water, under a bathroom sink, can turn into a flooded room in minutes. If you notice any leaks, clean up the area immediately, place a bucket underneath to catch any additional water and contact a plumbing professional immediately.
- Inspect Ceilings, Walls and Floors for Signs of Leaks
Ceiling spots signify a water leak. One small leak can lead to mold growth and ceiling damage. The longer a water spot sits, the more likely mold is to grow. Contact a plumbing professional at the first sign of water damage. Water damage can appear on walls, ceilings and floors. Applying silicone caulk around the perimeter of the shower or bathtub can prevent small water leaks in the bathroom.
Plumbing professionals are available 24 hours a day to handle most plumbing emergencies. Using these suggestions could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. If you are in need of Phoenix water damage related emergency plumbing services, please contact us immediately.