Tips to Extend the Life of Your Plumbing System

Like many other areas of life, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way. The same can be said for your plumbing system. From bathroom plumbing in Northbrook, Il to sewer rodding and water comfort, rely on our team at BMW Plumbing Inc. to take care of all things plumbing in your home! Because your system takes on a lot of strain on a daily basis, keep the following tips in mind to further extend your system’s functionality.

Prepare for Winter

With frigid temperatures around the corner, you’ll want to start taking action to make sure your pipes not only survive but thrive. If your property has any outside faucets, make sure the water supply is shut off before winter hits. Water that is still running can cause a frozen build up inside of the pipes, even causing them to burst in some scenarios. That’s the last thing you’ll want to deal with this winter.

Insulate Your Water Pipes

Although the up-front cost of insulating your pipes may be on the pricier side, in the long run, you’ll save a lot of money by avoiding expensive winter pipe repairs. This is especially important to consider if you have water pipes in unheated areas of your home, such as your crawl space or garage. The preventative step of insulating your pipes will also give you and your family peace of mind.

Keep Drains Clean

To reduce the risk of clogging your pipes, make sure that you are keeping your drains clean. It’s tempting to pour the excess gravy or stuffing down your pipes, but this will result in expensive repairs when you least expect them.

Allow our team to provide you with an affordable inspection before cooler temperatures hit! From bathroom plumbing in Northbrook to inspecting your water heaters, our team is equipped for it all.

About the Author

I’m Andy Visconi, the Operations Manager at BMW Plumbing since 1999.  When I’m not talking to our many Customers about their plumbing needs, scheduling one of our expert plumbers to a home or business or responding to plumbing emergencies, I can be found spending time with my wife Megan and two children.

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