For many homeowners, there is seemingly no connection between the heating system and the plumbing system in their homes. The vast majority of homeowners consider the heating system as the system used to warm their home during cold winter months only. On the other hand, they view the plumbing as a system used to distribute clean water throughout their homes and collect and evacuate used dirty water from their home to the sewer system.
However, unbeknown to them, there is a link between the health of both systems, especially during the cold, harsh winter months. During the winter season, the plumbing system is inextricably linked to the heating system in your home. And with the winter months fast approaching, S.A.A.B. Plumbing and Heating wants is taking the initiative to educate on the importance of preparing both the and plumbing system for the upcoming winter months.
The Plumbing Issues You Will Face During Winter Months
During the cold months of winter, the potential of plumbing issues to arise increase considerably. The number one plumbing issue you will face during the winter months is freezing pipes. The lower temperature cause the water inside the pipes to freeze. And with nowhere for the frozen ice to expand to, it creates unbearable pressure inside the pipes. The sustained pressure eventually causes the pipes to burst.
While it is prudent to insulate the pipes with insulation tapes, especially around the water heater in your basement and in places where the pipes are exposed to the elements, this is not enough. There are plenty of pipes running in any typical home that potentially still remain exposed to the elements. For instance, the pipes that run within the walls and are exposed to the cold temperature from the outside remain susceptible to freezing.
This is where heating comes in. You need an additional supply of warmth to such places to negate the possibility of the water freezing within the pipes, thereby wreaking havoc in your home. Having warm air circulating in your home negates the possibility of water within the pipes dropping to or below the freezing point.
As you can appreciate, not only does your heating system play a significant role in keeping your home warm during the cold winter months, but also play a significant role in protecting the structural integrity and overall functioning capacity of your plumbing system. With this in mind, you should maintain and repair (if need be) your heating system as part of your winter preparations for a cozy winter as well as to protect your plumbing system.
The same case applies for those traveling over winter. You should ensure that your heating system is in optimal condition and it is set to a minimum temperature of 55 degrees before you travel.
Schedule a visit with S.A.A.B. Plumbing and Heating for your heating and plumbing system repair and maintenance. S.A.A.B. Plumbing and Heating offers client-centric heating and plumbing services designed to ensure you and your family are comfortable during the winter and your plumbing system is safe as well.