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3 Ways to Avoid Plumbing Issues This Winter January 7, 2020

Rush, Monroe
3 Ways to Avoid Plumbing Issues This Winter, Rush, New York

Plumbing problems can occur at any time of the year, but winter presents unique challenges. From your water heater to your faucets, each component is at risk of damage from colder weather. To avoid needing repairs, take these steps to protect your property. 

How to Protect Your Plumbing This Winter

1. Have Existing Leaks Repaired 

Have an annual inspection before the most intense cold of late January and February sets in. A plumber can find and repair existing leaks you didn’t know existed. Leaky faucets or pipes are vulnerable to freezing over. The pressure inside the frozen pipe can expand fissures or even lead to bursting. 

2. Insulate Your Pipes

plumbingWhen pipes freeze, any water inside them can freeze and expand, causing the pipes to burst. Insulation can mitigate the cold’s ability to harm your pipes. A plumber can install foam insulation on hard-to-reach pipes. You can also bring hoses indoors for storage and turn of the bib valves on outdoor spigots. 

3. Clean Your Old Water Heater

Many homes experience hard water, or water that contains excess minerals like calcium and magnesium. Although technically safe to use, long-term exposure to hard water can speed up the rusting process in water heaters, or cause sediment to build up inside the tank.

Winter is an ideal time to have your water heater drained and inspected for damage, especially if it’s more than eight years old. Water lines can get chilled, causing the water entering your hot water heater to be much colder. This can strain old or damaged water heaters and wear them down to the point of leakage. 


Homeowners in Rush, NY, in need of a plumbing inspection or repairs this winter can rely on the plumbers at Miller Plumbing Inc. for top-notch, affordable service. For 50 years, they have specialized in plumbing repairs and water heater service in Monroe County. They can clear clogs, repair broken pipes, and fix leaky faucets. Schedule an appointment by calling (585) 533-1404, or visit them online to learn more about their services. 

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