Customers of our plumbing services in Toms River NJ or Brick NJ often ask us about winters and how to protect their homes from potential damage due to cold temperatures.
The plumbing in your home or place of business can be at risk during the Winter months in the state of New Jersey. Once the air temperatures begin to drop, many homeowners start preparing for the long months ahead, as many households will have experienced how difficult it is each year.
For instance, if you forget to disconnect your garden hose and leave it in during the whole season as this will really affect your plumbing as the water in the hoses can freeze leading to damage to the faucets and of course. In a worse-case scenario, the pipes could burst leaving your home saturated. Again, the outdoor hoses or outdoor spigots that you have can easily cause issues if you don’t check them before the temperature drops. If left unchecked, they may end up leaking and dripping which will in turn freeze, causing damage to the faucet.
The issues don’t stop there though, especially if you leave any water sitting in the pipes which lead to outside as they can freeze and cause great damage. Just remember to shut off the water to the spigots before the harsh weather arrives.
The cold climate can even affect pipes in unheated spaces in your home for example, crawlspaces, basements, or garages. Homeowners should really insulate pipes in these parts of the home as the severely cold climate can freeze those pipes and cut off your plumbing system entirely.
It is very clear that this climate can cause serious trouble for you, particularly if you don’t take any precautions, for example even just checking your water heater is up to date and working properly as it is constantly being used during the Winter months. Or even checking and cleaning the sump pump in your home, most homes without one end up with their basement leaking with water from the heavy snowfall.
The weather conditions can become so harsh that if you decide to go away on vacation during the holidays and forget to shut off the water, the plumbing in your house will be badly affected. Since the temperatures drop extremely low during Winter this can cause damage to your plumbing if you go away. So, it’s best to shut off the main water supply or, even if you keep the water on, set the thermostat to a low temperature to prevent the New Jersey Winter from freezing your pipes over.
The professionals at Proficient Plumbing and Heating will do their best to prepare you for the long season ahead. The team of plumbers offer a range of services in case you get into difficulty such as plumbing repairs, water heater and water installation and repair, so your plumbing system will stay in working order. Get in touch with the team today by calling (848) 448-3539 if you have any questions or concerns about your plumbing.