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Winter Weather Alert: Protecting Your Pipes and Furnace

January 11, 2024 | Blog

As the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gears up for winter’s icy embrace, safeguarding your home against the freezing temperatures becomes paramount. Here at Public Service Plumbers, we want to let you know that we’re not just here for all your plumbing needs… we’re your all-encompassing winter weather partner. Here are some crucial tips to prevent frozen pipes, protect your plumbing and heating systems, and gear up your maintenance routine to accommodate plummeting temperatures.

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1. Insulate Your Pipes:

Cold weather isn’t just harsh on us; it can be tough on your pipes too. Ensure your plumbing is winter-ready by wrapping exposed pipes in basements, attics, and crawl spaces with insulation sleeves or heat tape. This simple step not only protects against freezing but also promotes energy efficiency.

2. Let the Faucets Drip:

Combat freezing temperatures by allowing faucets to drip. This relieves pressure in the pipes, reducing the risk of freezing. It’s a small yet effective measure that can make a significant difference.

3. Keep the Heat On:

Your furnace is your best ally in the winter battle. Maintain a consistent indoor temperature, even when you’re away, by setting your thermostat to at least 55°F. This not only prevents frozen pipes but also ensures your home stays warm and cozy.

4. Seal Leaks and Cracks:

Inspect your home for leaks and cracks, which can expose your pipes to chilly air. Seal them with caulk or insulation to keep the warmth in and the cold out. This also aids your furnace in maintaining an optimal temperature throughout your home.

5. Furnace Care for a Cozy Winter:

Your furnace is the heart of your home during winter. Give it the attention it deserves:

  • Schedule Regular Maintenance: A well-maintained furnace operates efficiently. Schedule routine check-ups on your heating system to ensure your furnace is ready for the winter workload.
  • Replace Air Filters: Clogged filters hinder your furnace’s performance. Regularly replace or clean them to maintain peak efficiency and improve indoor air quality.
  • Address Unusual Noises: If your furnace is making strange sounds, don’t ignore them. Get in touch with our friends at Willard to schedule a diagnostic visit before a small issue turns into a major problem.

What to Do if Your Pipes or Furnace Act Up:

In the event of frozen pipes or furnace malfunctions:

  • Turn off the water: If pipes freeze, shut off the water to prevent further damage.
  • Contact Public Service Plumbers at (214) 612-7292: For furnace issues or plumbing emergencies, our experts are available 24/7. We’ll guide you through immediate steps and dispatch help promptly.
  • Count on Public Service Plumbers – Your Complete Winter Weather Partner: At Public Service Plumbers, we’re not just about fixing problems; we’re about preventing them. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in any plumbing emergency. No matter how big or small your concern may be – we’ve got you covered.

Stay Warm, Stay Safe!

As winter unfolds, trust Public Service Plumbers to keep your home warm, comfortable, and running smoothly. Follow these tips for a winter-ready home, and remember, we’re just a call away at (214) 612-7292 for all your emergency plumbing needs. You can also conveniently schedule an appointment online. Let’s face the winter together!

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