As the crisp and refreshing autumn temperatures begin to settle over North Central Texas, homeowners are gearing up for the winter season. With all the decorating, cooking, and family gatherings looming ahead, many people tend to forget a crucial step in their winter preparation: a thorough plumbing inspection. If you’ve been in Texas longer than 5 minutes, you know that our weather is unpredictable, and consistent plumbing maintenance is key to ensuring that your home plumbing system is well maintained to keep problems from popping up and creating a disaster.
Why Routine Plumbing Inspections are Important
We all know that when water freezes, it expands. When water freezes within the water lines of your home, that intense pressure builds up, the pipe breaks, and gallons of water spill out, causing extensive and expen$ive water damage.
Remember snow-mageddon of ’21?
A lot of the plumbing repairs that Bearcat Plumbing fixed could have been avoided that year, had our customers opted for routine plumbing inspections before the storm blew in.
Reduce the Cost of Plumbing Repairs
Even minor plumbing leaks can quickly escalate into structural catastrophes if left unchecked. Our licensed plumbers at Bearcat Plumbing will meticulously inspect your home’s plumbing system, checking everything from shut off valves, to clogged drains. If we find any issues, you will be notified immediately. We will offer recommendations to ensure that the plumbing problems can be addressed promptly and professionally, allowing you and your family to avoid the unneeded stress, inconvenience, and financial hardships of an emergency repair.
Plumbing Insulation: Your Shield Against Texas’ Winter Wrath
The climate in North Central Texas can quickly go from a chilly day to being iced into your home for days. Many homeowners know to wrap their exterior hose faucets, but many don’t know ho
w to insulate their plumbing systems within their homes to mitigate damage. Exposed pipes, especially those in unheated areas like attics and garages, are prime candidates for burst pipes when the freezing temperatures hit. Wrapping the exposed pipes with premium insulation materials can help keep them from freezing and bursting, saving you time, stress, and money.
The Dangers of Skipping Routine Plumbing Maintenance
Structural Damage: Burst pipes lead to extensive water damage, which can cause significant issues to your home’s foundation and personal possessions.
Mold: Persistent water leaks are a breeding ground for mold, which puts your family’s health at risk.
Skyrocketing Utility Bills: If there’s a leak in an unseen part of your home, the water company is typically happy to take your money for the increased bills and not notify you that there may be a potential problem. When your home’s hot water heater is full of sediment and minerals, it has to work harder to heat a smaller amount of water, adding to the cost of your home’s electric or gas bills. Every penny counts in this economy, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure.
Trust Bearcat Plumbing for your Plumbing Inspection
Being proactive in safeguarding your home and family’s well-being is invaluable. Bearcat Plumbing is a beacon of trust and expertise in North Central Texas. Our plumbers undergo rigorous training, ensuring top-notch service and unmatched quality. We treat every service call as if it is one we are doing for one of our family members. We may not be able to control the Texas weather, but we can help local homeowners be prepared to mitigate its impact. Trust your home to