Stan's Winterization Tips for Homeowners As Featured on CBS Austin & KVUE

At Stan’s Heating, Air, Plumbing & Electrical, we know that while winter brings its beauty and charm, it also comes with unique challenges for homeowners, especially when it comes to plumbing. The cold weather can turn minor plumbing issues into major emergencies if not properly managed.

Take frozen pipes, for instance, a common yet serious issue in winter. Without proper insulation and preventive measures, pipes can easily freeze and burst, leading to costly repairs and added inconvenience. That's where our expertise comes into play. We were recently featured on KVUE and CBS Austin, where we shared the importance of plumbing maintenance and offered practical tips to prevent these all too common winter-related problems.

In this blog, get an overview of what we shared in these features and find out why plumbing maintenance is essential for safeguarding your home against the rigors of winter.

Preventive Measures for Frozen Pipes

In our feature with KVUE, we shared how we recently received over 200 calls from Austin homeowners about frozen pipes. While many homeowners may believe that frozen pipes are only an issue in colder climates, they can occur in any location where temperatures drop below freezing. 

That’s why it's important to take the following steps to prevent your pipes from freezing:

- Insulate Your Pipes: Insulating your pipes is a simple yet effective way to prevent them from freezing. This is particularly important for pipes in unheated areas of your home, such as attics and garages.

- Seal Cracks and Openings: Check for any cracks or openings where cold air could enter and come into contact with pipes. Sealing these gaps can make a big difference.

- Let Your Faucets Drip: Dripping your faucets is another simple way to prevent your pipes from freezing. This can keep the water moving inside your pipes, making it less likely to freeze.

When to Winterize Your Pipes

In our feature with CBS Austin, we also shared another important thing to remember: stagnant water is more likely to freeze because the water itself isn’t being disturbed–just like how a lake is more likely to freeze than a rushing river. 

This is why it’s important to drip your faucets and insulate your plumbing before the temperature drops, not after. If you wait until it's freezing to take action, it may already be too late.

Ensure Your Plumbing is Prepared With Professional Plumbing Maintenance Services

As we've seen, taking proactive steps is key to protecting your plumbing from the harsh winter weather. But, knowing exactly what to do and when to do it can be a challenge. That's where Stan's Heating, Air, Plumbing & Electrical comes in. Our team of skilled plumbing professionals has the expertise to ensure your plumbing system is fully prepared for winter. We offer comprehensive plumbing services that cover everything from insulation to checks for leaks and potential problem areas. 

Don't wait for the next freeze to set in; contact Stan's today to schedule your plumbing maintenance service in Austin, and leave it to us to help you keep your home safe, warm, and free from winter plumbing worries!

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