The Importance of Plumbing & Heating Maintenance in the Winter

While spring is the season for cleaning, winter has its own tasks too. Ensuring that your plumbing and heating systems are operational is vital during the winter season. You and your family rely heavily on these systems all year round, but winter is when you want them working efficiently.

In this guide, our team at Tindall & Ranson will help you learn more about how maintenance can be a huge benefit, what to look out for, and what can happen if minor issues get ignored.


Addressing Issues with Your Plumbing & Heating

The main purpose of having maintenance to your heating and plumbing systems is to thwart any potential issues down the road. But in order to know if you need maintenance, you’ll want to look out for a few things.


Plumbing Checklist:

  • Inspect System for Leaks
  • Check Your Pipes for Damage or Wear
  • Ensure Home is Sufficiently Heated to Prevent Pipe Freeze
  • Disconnect Any Outdoor Houses or Water Access
  • Ensure Sink and Drain are Free of Grease, Oils, or Fats


Heating Checklist:

  • Replace Furnace Filter if Necessary
  • Winterize Your Furnace
  • Inspect Ducts for Clogs
  • Check Your Thermostat
  • Conduct a Furnace Safety and Maintenance Check


How Plumbing & Heating Maintenance Can Help

Having a professional plumbing or HVAC technician inspect your systems during the winter is a major benefit. Not only does it ensure that your units are functioning properly, but it also can help you stay ahead of issues that are forming with your systems that could result in damage or costly repairs.

Our maintenance team can carefully inspect your heating and plumbing systems to determine the level of service and care that they need. By having these systems inspected, you’ll be able to take care of any issues right away, whereas if they were left ignored, could lead to more problems in the future.


The Issues You Can Face Without Regular Heating & Plumbing Maintenance

One of the biggest issues that can occur during the winter is your pipes freezing. When your home isn’t sufficiently heated, it can cause your pipes to be exposed to freezing temperatures. On top of freezing, they can eventually burst once they return to normal temperature.

A clogged filter or vents can result in several issues with heating your home. This can lead to unregulated temperatures throughout your home, causing some rooms to be much colder.

Another major issue that could occur is carbon monoxide leaking. Whether your heat exchanger has cracked, your pilot light flickers, or pipes are loose, this issue could result in serious illness or even death.


Contact Heating & Plumbing Experts Today

By now, you’re well aware of the importance of heating and plumbing maintenance and how it can help you get more out of your systems. If you notice something strange with your heating or plumbing, or you just want to be prepared during the frigid nights, you can easily get started by contacting us at Tindall & Ranson, or simply sign up for our Care Free Maintenance Plan so you can be bumped to the front of the line with emergency service.



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