Winter brings rain and cooler temperatures to the Anacortes area—and with that weather comes the risk of plumbing damages. While some wintertime issues are minor annoyances, others can become quite serious. From drain clogs and failed water heaters to broken sump pumps, these are some of the most common winter plumbing problems.
The past two years have been challenging for everyone, as the world is spending more time at home. In most cases, however, Anacortes residents find themselves huddling indoors when the weather gets cold, which creates more work for their homes’ plumbing systems.
The winter holidays also bring extra usage as families gather for celebratory dinners and family time. As freeze-thaw cycles cause debris to wash into storm drains, these systems may become overworked, increasing the risk of drain clogs that can create havoc throughout area homes.
Aside from relocating to a warmer climate, there are ways to avoid winter drain clogs. Give rain gutters a fall cleaning and remove debris from the yard, which will keep it out of the storm drains, and consider getting a pre-season drain inspection along with other plumbing services.
Water Heater Problems
There’s nothing as frustrating as being forced to take a cold shower on a frigid day. While cold showers are unsatisfying and disappointing under the best of circumstances, they’re more likely to come during winter.
To prevent a water heater from failing during the winter, schedule a professional inspection during the fall. Visit lavergneplumbing.com/contact-us/ to find out how plumbers can find and replace malfunctioning parts, drain the sediment from a water heater tank, and add more insulation to prepare these units for a season of hard work.
Sump pump damage
Some Anacortes homes have basements and require a sump pump to prevent floods. These pumps are durable, but they aren’t infallible, and problems may arise during times of heavy rain or snow. Rapid thawing may oversaturate the soil, and that water will find its way into the bottom level of one’s home.
If it has been a while since the sump pump has been tested or used, there’s no way to tell if it is working correctly. That means trouble, especially if water gets into the basement. Before the first big storm and at various times throughout the winter, test the pump to ensure it’s in working order. If it’s not, call a plumbing service as soon as possible to get it fixed.
Winter is Here, But Spring is Coming—Is the Plumbing Ready?
Whether homeowners are scheduling seasonal maintenance or emergency repairs, LaVergne’s Plumbing has been serving Anacortes and the surrounding areas since 1951. They are trained in dealing with plumbing issues from large to small. They are a family-owned and operated company and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all their work.
Winters can be difficult in Anacortes, and the cold weather may put tremendous pressure on a home’s plumbing. However, being diligent about seasonal inspections may prevent most headaches and potentially help homeowners save thousands of dollars on remediation and repairs.
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