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Winter Plumbing Issues

Winter weather brings with it an increased potential for problems in your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth. Plumbing issues inevitably cause inconvenience, and it is typically intensified when problem issues occur in the winter. The following are common winter plumbing problems, and how to deal with them. Contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing  plumber in Fort Worth to schedule professional plumbing services for your home.

Water Heater Failure

During the winter, the water heater is required to work much harder to produce and maintain a tank of hot water. Scheduling annual maintenance ensures the water heater is able to handle the extra work, and perform efficiently throughout the year. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to schedule water heater service, installation or water heater repair. You can rely on the quality services provided when you call a Benjamin Franklin plumber to check out your plumbing problem, provide a diagnosis and provide the necessary repair.

Frozen and Burst Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common problem in the winter. Providing the proper insulation of exposed pipes can prevent them from freezing in the first place. Heat tapes are often used on the incoming water supply line as it exits the ground and enters your home. Just keep in mind that heat tapes require electricity. In the event of a power outage during freezing temperatures ensure you wrap pipes to prevent freezing.

In addition, during severe cold, allow the water to trickle from faucets, and open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors under the sink to allow indoor heat to circulate around the plumbing. This is especially essential for plumbing located on exterior walls lacking insulation.

Grease and Oil Clogs

Colder temperatures in the winter mean colder pipes, and when a grease and oil clog is developing in drains or sewer pipes, cold causes it to harden in the cold environment. Never pour grease, fat or oil down the drain, allow it to cool and place in a sealed container to dispose of. If you are experiencing a clogged drain, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today to schedule drain cleaning services for an effective solution.

Sump Pump Failure

A sump pump removes accumulating water in the basement. Water can accumulate due to a variety of reasons. Seasonal flooding, shallow ground water, and a burst water line are examples. When pump failure occurs, it can result in flooding and water damage to your home. Contact a plumber in Fort Worth for sump pump service before problems occur.

Winter is a difficult season for your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, which is why taking the care to provide as much preventative action as possible can prevent unnecessary expense and inconvenience. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to make sure your home is ready for the winter season and/or to schedule a plumbing repair or installation. You can rely on the expertise of a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Fort Worth to meet and/or exceed the industry standards. Our plumbers serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.