Here at C & C Slab Leaks And Plumbing, we’re big believers that if you don’t know what you’re doing with your plumbing, you should leave it up to the Dallas plumbing repair professionals. While we realize that not everyone can be expected to be experts on plumbing, you can arm yourself with knowledge!

Winter is in full swing and the temperatures have started dropping. Today we’re going to look at some common mistakes homeowners make in the winter season with their plumbing.

  • The first mistake you can make is simply not getting your plumbing ready for the colder season. Don’t forget to detach those outdoor hoses, shut the outdoor faucets off, turn off the water before going somewhere warmer, and leave your faucets dripping if temperatures drop below freezing! All of these things and more will help to ensure that your plumbing system runs smoothly throughout the colder months and that you’re reducing your risk of your pipes freezing.
  • Don’t use harsh chemical cleaners made for drains. While these seem like easy and fast solutions to plumbing issues, these harsh drain cleaners do more harm than good in the long run. Plus, these chemicals tend to be very toxic and can negatively impact the environment! We always suggest to our clients that they should steer clear of drain cleaners whenever possible.
  • Don’t miss signs of water damage early. Winter is a bad time for water damage, especially if you have a basement. Safeguard yourself and your home against water damage this winter by knowing what to look for and addressing the signs as soon as you can.