Can the Pittsburgh winter chill threaten your plumbing? It sure can! Here are the most common winter plumbing problems, and how to avoid them.
1. Frozen outdoor pipes
The first frost of winter can sneak up on you – so make sure your outside hoses and sprinklers are drained and blown out, and that any outdoor spigots are left OPEN.
2. Frozen indoor pipes
Are you planning to go on vacation this winter? Even your indoor pipes can freeze! Leave your cupboards open in the kitchen and bathrooms, and leave your heating system on a low temperature setting to avoid a frozen nightmare.
3. Water heater issues
Winter often means more water heater use, so scheduling water heater repair and maintenance now can save you a cold shower later.