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How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter Weather

Before the temperature in Portland falls below freezing, make sure you take the necessary precautions to ensure your home or business is protected this winter.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we do not want to see anyone dealing with major plumbing emergencies, such as frozen or burst pipes. We prefer to keep customers’ homes and businesses in great shape, which is why we always recommend preventative maintenance. The best way to avoid a plumbing disaster is to winterize your home or business.

Here are some quick and easy-to-do tips from your local professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing:

Insulate the Pipes

Check to see if there are any exposed pipes on your property. The crawlspace, garage, attic and outside are the most susceptible places for frozen pipes. Cover the pipes in insulation.

Drain Exterior Faucets

Make sure to disconnect garden hoses from your exterior hose bibbs. Then let the faucet drain any excess water before insulating with an outside cover.

Locate Water Shut-off Valves

This is one of the most important things homeowners need to know. It can help save your home from water damage when a disaster strikes. Read our blogs that will help teach you everything you need to know about how to locate your water valves and turn them off.

Prepare your Water Heater

Nobody wants to be without hot water during cold winter days. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to schedule water heater maintenance at your convenience. Our licensed plumbers will carefully inspect the condition of your water heater and provide recommendations on any maintenance needs.

Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing to schedule 24/7 water heater service (503) 610-4183.

Keep Cabinet Doors Open

Open up cabinet doors where pipes are located to allow heat circulation under the sink, ensuring interior pipes will stay toasty warm.

If you encounter a plumbing problem, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Portland. We’re available when you need us – even on nights or weekends – at no extra charge to help keep the plumbing in your home or business in top condition. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of customer service, which we believe is why we’re the first choice of so many Portland homeowners and businesses.

When you need a plumbing professional who will arrive on time, respect you and your property, and get the job done right … Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the best choice!