The coldest month of the year is now in full swing, and those frigid temperatures sometimes bring unwanted surprises in the form of frozen pipes! How can you avoid such a mess? By making sure your plumbing is in good working order. Fortunately, Rucci plumbing experts can help protect your pipes and keep your home safe and comfortable while getting the necessary work completed quickly and correctly. Read on to learn more about how we can help you preserve and protect your pipes, along with all your plumbing.
Avoid frozen pipes this winter – and next!
Don’t close out the season with a frozen or burst pipe disaster. Make sure your pipes are secure with the following tips:
Prepare for heating season even if it’s almost over. If you haven’t yet, be sure to turn off the water supply to the outside valves, disconnect them and drain any water from your pipes to avoid freezing. Consider upgrading to frost-free spigots.
Mind the valves. Traditional shut-off valves contain washers that tend to wear out easily, making it hard to completely stop the flow of water. This can be addressed by replacing older valves with new ball valves.
Keep up with maintenance and repairs. Address smaller issues like leaks, clogs or slow drains, before the freezing temps exacerbate existing problems.
Upgrade pipe insulation. Proper insulation keeps pipes from freezing and bursting, damaging your home. Our professional insulators know how to shore up your pipes and keep them cozy all winter.
Prevention in a pinch. When a cold snap takes hold, you can protect your pipes temporarily by keeping your cabinet and basement doors open, cranking the temp on the thermostat up a degree or two, and opening all your vent registers to allow your warm air to circulate as much as possible throughout your home.
Stay prepared for emergencies. Do you know where to find your water main shutoff in case an emergency arises?
Replace older model appliances. Outdated appliances typically have pipes that are less protected from freezing. Rucci’s expert plumbers can look at the pipes going to and from your dishwasher, icemaker, garbage disposal, faucet, toilet, sump pump, water heater, washer and dryer, bathroom fixtures etc., to determine what their freezing potential may be, and whether a repair or upgrade could help.
Turn to Rucci to protect your pipes from freezing
Winter isn’t over yet, and we’re on your side to help make sure your pipes don’t freeze. Finding an affordable plumbing repair and plumbing service in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan and parts of New Jersey can be a challenge, but you don’t have to settle for subpar “budget” plumbing work. The affordable plumbing professionals at Rucci prioritize quality work without ever cutting corners with harsh drain cleaners that can damage your pipes and make them more likely to freeze.
No matter what plumbing issue you are facing, you’ll want a certified master plumber in your corner. At Rucci, we have decades of experience fixing common plumbing issues, as well as tackling the most complex jobs. Whether you’re remodeling your New York or New Jersey home or need a simple repair or drain cleaning—or anything in between—Rucci is here for you. Contact us to become a customer or get a free estimate on your next plumbing project.