Atomic-Plumbing-Common-Winter-ProblemsAt Atomic Plumbing in Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake we strive to keep the pipes and drains of Hampton Roads clean and clear of issues. Nobody’s happy when the plumbing breaks, backs up or leaks. Keep our winter plumbing tips handy in case you experience any of these pesky plumbing problems, follow our guidelines for preventing leaks, clogs and failing equipment. As always, if you find yourself in out of your depth, call Atomic Plumbing!

1. Grease in Pipes from Holidays Lead to Clogs Later.
Don’t ever pour grease, oil, or coffee grounds down your sink (or any drain!) if you want to avoid future clogs. The consistency of such materials prevents the water from rinsing them away, leaving them caked and coated all over the inside of your plumbing. If you spot a clog forming or notice that your drain is backed up, call Atomic, the experienced plumbers in Norfolk, VA Beach & Chesapeake.

2. Water Line Leak or Breaks Caused by Frozen Water.
Winterizing your home or business is a lengthy process, and one that can be quite costly if done incorrectly. Call a professional plumber like the ones at Atomic if you’re not comfortable undertaking the task alone. A few items you can do now in preparation for February include checking all of your outdoor plumbing systems, such as your garden hose. Clear it of water completely and drain all outdoor pipes, shutting off the valves too, to be safe.

3. Hot Water Heater Fails When You Need it Most.
Cold winter temperatures take a toll on water heaters, but sometimes the answer is as simple as checking the temperature gauge. It should never be set too high above 140 degrees. If it’s set at or below this temperature and you’re still shivering in the shower, call Atomic Plumbing in Hampton Roads to come take a look.

4. Septic Tank Bursts & Hindsight is 20/20.
It’s hard to find a bright side to a burst septic tank, but it’s particularly difficult to deal with during winter, when the ground is harder and snow is possible. Because of these factors, it’s generally a safe and smart decision to invest in a septic pump during fall.

We hope you find our tips helpful and bookmark our site for more useful tricks when it comes to plumbing in your home or business. Atomic Plumbing in Norfolk, Chesapeake & Va Beach is ready to fix your plumbing problems, the right way. Contact us today!

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