Plumbing can be a tricky thing in homes, especially in older homes with old piping. Many Weatherford homeowners deal with leaky pipes, faucets, toilets, and even the occasional clogged drain due to older fixtures and plumbing pipes in their homes. This does not, however, mean newer homes are impervious to plumbing issues. Many newer homes suffer from the same types of plumbing issues, albeit in a lesser capacity at times, as older ones with older plumbing. This is because of the materials used in plumbing pipes, which is often PVC piping, that can suffer from weather and age significantly. Over time, the brittleness of the pipes can also cause leaks or breaks, possibly requiring replacement for large sections of the piping.
Many plumbers in Weatherford TX will tell homeowners quick that weather can be the worst enemy to many home’s plumbing installations. When pipes are exposed to temperatures from outside, it can directly affect their integrity. When the temperatures drop during the colder months, the water in the lines can freeze and the PVC material will shrink slightly. When the weather warms up and the water starts to thaw, the pipes will also expand and can crack or fracture due to this. This will cause significant leaks, a lessening of water pressure, and can cause water mains to burst underneath or outside the home. The best way to avoid these issues is to insulate outdoor piping that leads into the home, to help protect it from weather and temperatures.
When pipes do break, especially the water main that provides all the water to a home, the first thing a homeowner should do is cut the water off at the source. This will prevent the water from spreading into the home and damaging it inside, or from damaging anything underneath or outside of the home like the foundation. The next step a homeowner should take is to call multiple plumbers in Weatherford TX for estimates. This can help them save money by getting different estimates and choosing which plumber offers the best service and price. Every plumber will have different labor costs, as well as visitation costs, but most offer free estimates for customers. Visit us for more information, or to schedule an estimate.