Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winter Plumbing Tips for Chicagoland.

Old man winter…here he comes.  If he is as rough and tough as he was last year then Chicagoland is in for potential plumbing problems again.  The first order of business is to avoid frozen pipes.  Watch your water pressure and at the first sign of restricted water flow call a professional immediately.  Also let cold water trickle from your faucets at about a pencil’s width.

Disconnect garden hoses and drain all of your outdoor pipes to battle winter damage due to a hard freeze.  The next step is to install an insulated faucet jacket.  Also, be sure to utilize the shut off valves inside of your home to drain the water from pipes that lead outdoors.  Another thing, keep the temperature in your home high enough so that you are circulating warm air to help your pipes stay warm.

Even precautionary efforts may not be enough to completely protect you from plumbing problems this winter.  If and when those occur, Call AquaTech Plumbing any time 24/7, serving Naperville, Lisle, Plainfield, Aurora, Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, Wheaton, Winfield, Warrenville, or Glen Ellyn, at 630-416-3555, 630-898-3444, 630-377-9555, or 630-462-3555.

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