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Top 5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Any expert plumber can give homeowners tips on how to
winterize their home and get the lowest energy bills possible. Some of the main things that
plumbers recommend include insulating, preventative maintenance, completing
minor repairs, cleaning sensors, and replacing worn or damaged parts and units.

Keeping the plumbing system in the home running in tip-top shape is the
best way to avoid excessive costs and prevent winter disasters like frozen
or broken pipes.

Preventative maintenance and cleaning

Using a plumber on a yearly basis is one of the best ways for property
owners to make sure that their water heater, furnace, sinks, showers,
sump pump, water softener system, and septic tanks are in the best shape possible.

An expert knows how to clean any unit because they have extensive experience
with all kinds of pipes and plumbing systems. A professional can find
damaged or worn belts, hoses, pipes, clamps, and other items before they
break preventing a disaster that could flood the home or lead to a fire hazard.

Energy-efficient units and replacing damaged parts

Using a water heater or gas furnace can become very costly for the owner
when the units are not maintained to keep their efficiency. To prevent
high utility costs, a property owner should always make sure their water
heater, sump pump, and furnace are in working order each year through
preventative maintenance evaluations.

When plumbing units are around eight to ten years old, they can begin to
lose their efficiency. When this happens, it raises utility bills over
an extended period of time making it hard for property owners to notice
the problem right away. An expert finds damaged and worn belts or parts
and recommends replacement when the cost of running the unit becomes higher
than replacing the item altogether.


Once everything has been cleaned, inspected, replaced, and repaired, the
final thing that must be done to winterize a home is to insulate the plumbing
system in every possible space. Insulation protects the pipes from freezing
and helps prevent disasters like burst pipes that can cause significant
flooding. The difference between insulating and leaving plumbing alone
can result in thousands of dollars of water damage from frozen pipes.

An expert plumber offers homeowners a variety of benefits. One of the biggest
reasons to use a plumber to winterize the home is to protect the plumbing
system. Another reason is to maintain energy bills.

Winter is nearly here! To get the best advice on winterizing your Ruston,
LA home, call Mark Johnson Plumbing at
(318) 257-6167