Winters are mild to cold in Katy, snow is rare, and temperatures at night hardly drop below 35 degrees.
While these stats may sound like good news for your residential plumbing system, unfortunately, we’re not immune to winter-related plumbing issues here.
The extensive use of the kitchen during holiday dinners and gathering, for example, leads to plumbing clogs and all kinds of other unforeseen plumbing problems.
Continue reading this blog to learn about some common plumbing problems that you might face in Katy, Texas.
Water Heater Failure
There’s nothing worse than preparing for a hot shower, only to find out that the water heater isn’t working! It’s easy to do without warm showers during the fall, but there’s no way you can deal with chilly water in the winter. When the outdoor temperature drops, demand for hot water increases, which means your heater has to work harder.
Annual inspection and monthly flushing ensure great performance. Water heater failures are the most common plumbing emergency that occurs during the cold season. You need to call a plumber immediately if you experience this.
Malfunctioning drains cause a ton of misery during winter. They damage the internal piping network and also result in more significant issues such as unwanted, foul odor, the growth of bacteria and germs, and slow water drainage. And if clogged drains go unnoticed, you might have to deal with in-house overflow, which is worse than it sounds!
Clogged drains are caused by:
- Vent pipes clogging due to the accumulation of leaves and debris.
- The grease from your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinnerscould end up clogging the drainage pipes. Grease tends to accumulate, stiffen, and build-up faster in winter.
In Katy, you don’t have to worry about frozen pipes—but leaking pipes are ubiquitous. Call a professional plumber for early leak detection. If you have a sprinkler system installed in your yard, get it checked and cleaned before winter arrives.
How Can We Help?
At 24/7 Plumbing Services Co., LP, we offer quality residential plumbing services, paired with expert, licensed technicians. Our services include water heater repairs, re-piping, drain cleaning, unclogging, and emergency plumbing, among many others.