The 2015 Farmers’ Almanac will be released this week, and its prediction for Maryland is almost identical to last year’s: a crisp, cold, stormy winter. Since the Almanac was spot-on in 2014, it’s best to start taking measures now to prevent plumbing problems before the first cold snap hits.
Look for Leaky Faucets
If you notice any faucets dripping, no matter how slowly, they need to be fixed before temperature drops. Water that drips will freeze and block pipes, causing major problems in your home.
Identify Slow Moving Drains
A drain that moves slowly or clogs easily could mean you have a problem with an underground pipe. And whether that pipe is blocked by tree roots, is broken, or corroding, it’s best to detect and fix the problem now before snow piles up and makes digging impossible. A licensed plumber can offer a non-invasive camera inspection that allows them to see any problems in your pipes, and once they see what’s going on, they’ll offer a quick method to resolve the issue.
Don’t catch yourself with a geyser in your bathroom in the middle of winter. Call Putman Plumbing now so you can rest easy when the cold weather begins.