Smart homeowners know how to spot and resolve small plumbing problems before they become major issues. Take these tips from your Mokena plumber to help your plumbing stay dry and happy:

  • Learn How To Tackle Small Problems

    • With a few tools and a little knowledge, most of us can handle small plumbing emergencies. With a plunger, a pipe wrench and a sewer snake in your tool kit, you’ll be able to take care of small problems like clogged drains, blocked toilets, stuck valves and dripping faucets. How-to books, home improvement stores and adult education classes can pay for themselves when it’s time to call the plumber.

  • Cold Snap: Keep Plumbing Safe In Winter

    • In hard winter climates, freezing pipes can create a sudden household emergency. Frozen water expands, cracking pipes; when the water thaws the cracks create a flood. Plumbing help can be hard to find in a weather crisis.

  • Prevent Frozen Pipes Before They Start

    • Insulate exposed pipes in a crawl space or in the garage with easily installed plastic insulation. It’s an easy solution because it is peel and stick. Before winter comes, remove exterior hoses, and apply insulating caps to outdoor fixtures, as a frozen exterior faucet can damage interior pipes. Households with automatic sprinkler systems can clear standing water with compressed air.

  • When Cold Weather Strikes, Go Into Action

    • Open the cabinet doors underneath sinks and bathroom fixtures. Warmer household air will keep the pipes inside from freezing.

Even though colder weather is the furthest thing from your mind right now it comes very quickly and you can never prepare too early to battle the bitter winter months.