As winter is headed our way, there’s no doubt that we’re going to see some colder temperatures soon. While you’ll be busy with holiday arrangements, shopping and get-togethers with your friends and family, the professional plumbers at your local Dallas TX plumbing company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, want to remind you about the importance of preventative plumbing maintenance.
Of course, if something does go wrong with your plumbing this winter, you can always rely on your Dallas TX plumber to make things right, but keep in mind that you can avoid a plumbing disaster with a little bit of prevention. Here are a few tips from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to help you stave off winter plumbing issues:
Maintain your water heater: Because water heaters have to run more often during the colder months to keep up, they often suffer from stress. As a result, it’s always a good idea to have your water heater inspected and serviced during the winter to avoid the potential for a breakdown.
Monitor your water heater’s temperature: When it comes to the temperature of your water heater, we suggest not setting it above 120 degrees. Keeping your water heater at the correct settings will use less energy, and it will also extend the life of the unit.
Check for leaks: You should also check often for leaks or drips around plumbing fixtures, including faucets and water heaters. If a leak is present, you may be wasting not only water, but also money.
Give your local Dallas TX preventative plumbing maintenance professionals, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, a call at (214) 989-4212, or visit us online for professional plumbing service this winter season.