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Save Money this Winter with 5 Drain & Plumbing Tips

Plumbing systems are a complicated mix of pipes, drains, filters, and ducts all helping to bring water in and out of your home or business. At Action Drain & Plumbing, we know that when you face a plumbing issue it can turn your whole life upside down.

During the winter months, when temperatures drop below freezing, water pipes in and surrounding your home or business have the potential to freeze and rupture. If this happens, several things may occur. First, your basement or crawlspace will likely experience excessive flooding. Second, your pipes will need to be serviced as soon as possible. Third, the cost to repair and replace damaged pipes, as well as water removal and additional damage inspections, can total upwards of $5,000.

winter preparation to prevent frozen pipes

No one likes to spend money on home or business plumbing emergencies—especially when there are steps they can take to help prevent big problems. Here are 5 drain and plumbing tips that work to protect your spaces and your wallet.

  1. Remove Outdoor Hoses—and ensure nozzles are securely set to off position

  2. Make Sure Your Water Heater is Running Properly—consider a water heater inspection.

  3. Know Where Your Main Water Valve is Located—and how to switch it off if the need arises.

  4. Install Foam Sheathing Around Pipes—consider doing so where your main water line emerges from the ground.

  5. Beware of Using the Garbage Disposal as a Catch-All—stews, chilis, and other heavy foods are a staple during the winter months, but the debris are often too much for your garbage disposal to handle.

Being proactive is the best defense against plumbing problems. But if an issue still occurs, Action Drain & Plumbing knows that you need an experienced professional to work on your plumbing the right way. Night or day, we can be on our way to your house or business. The best advice we can give you is to call us to fix it right.

Request a quote or contact us for more information. Our Washington service area includes Spokane, Airway Heights, Deer Park, Cheney, Spangle, and Liberty Lake.


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