Winter is the time when it’s important to make sure that your outside drains are not blocked by snow or debris. And, if they are, you’ll need a Professional Drain Cleaning Service to take care of it for you…
As a resident of the perpetually temperate Bay Area, you might think that your plumbing system is immune to the effects of winter. However, freezing temperatures or not, there is an uptick in calls to our emergency plumbing service line in the winter, and the underlying issues might not be what you think. Take a look at how our drain cleaning services can save you from a massive plumbing headache this winter.
Drain Cleaning Service: A Must-Have in Winter
Drain clogs frequently happen in winter months due to increased use or changes in local weather. If you ignore drain clogs, you can end up with a drain overflowing onto your floor or a back-up that floods your home—not the best ambience for a holiday party! Causes of drain backups include:
- An increase in usage due to guests in your home for the holidays
- Improper materials placed down the garbage disposal during holiday cooking
- Overloaded drain line due to deposits from too much hair, soap scum from multiple showers in a short period of time, or food scraps
Drain cleaning will restore functionality to drain systems and prevent a bigger problem from occurring. Only a professional plumber will be able to guarantee that the clog is eliminated, but you may be interested in trying an enzyme drain cleaner first to see if the issue is surface-level. If you can’t resolve the issue this way, try our comprehensive drain cleaning service.
Water Heater Problems and Shivering Through Showers
The most common water heater stores hot water in a tank. The temperature of the water must be maintained at all times, which puts a lot of strain on the equipment when the temperature outside drops. Most water heaters have a lifespan of around ten years, so if the one in your home is reaching its later years, it may be due for a replacement. Indicators of water heater problems include:
- Taking longer than normal to heat the water
- Hot water fluctuating throughout showers
- No hot water at all
- Strange noises coming from the drain or pipes
- Sudden energy bill increase
If water heater problems aren’t addressed immediately, you run the risk of running out of hot water during peak usage times (you know, like winter). Don’t leave your guests hanging – resolve these problems early by giving us a call for an estimate.
If you’re having drain problems or hot water issues, know that there’s a plumbing company in the area who can help. Our drain cleaning services are just one of our specialties, but if it turns out that your drain lines need to be replaced or the issue is bigger than we initially thought, we have a team of professional plumbers standing by—including 24 hour emergency plumbers!
We Have Your Back During Winter: Give Us A Call!
Here at Shepherd’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, we are committed to providing you with plumbing services that last. Give us a call today at (650)263-6986 or visit our contact us page for any questions or general inquiries about our reputable plumbing services.