Plumbing maintenance for winter in Arizona is relatively low key. The chances of frozen pipes or other plumbing issues due to harsh winters are low in Arizona. That said, there are a few things you should consider keeping an eye on during the chilly cold season months.
Why is Plumbing Maintenance for Winter Important?
We’re lucky that, thanks to Arizona’s typically mild winter weather, we don’t need to deal with major winter hassles that can affect the plumbing. That said, it’s still important to perform plumbing maintenance in preparation for this chilly time of year. Even down in the valley, you need to protect your outdoor faucets and exposed pipes during a freeze. Bottom line, having plumbing maintenance performed in preparation of the colder winter months will save you time, major headaches and money because you’ll be able to avoid and catch problems before they become big, expensive ones. Having routine plumbing maintenance scheduled will also help ensure that any water-saving devices you have are working properly (saving you money on your water bill) and helps you do your part when it comes to protecting the Phoenix’s water supply during times of water shortage.
Plumbing Maintenance for Winter Checklist
Inadequate planning for winter, can have disastrous results on your piping and faucets. The start of cold weather conditions, even in Arizona, puts added pressure on plumbing, increasing the risk of frozen pipes and leaks. The following plumbing maintenance checklist will help guide you through some basic winter plumbing maintenance steps before it gets too cold.
The first frost of the cold season typically hits the Scottsdale/Phoenix area around late November. If you haven’t had plumbing maintenance for winter performed yet, do it now to ensure that your plumbing is protected. If you need plumbing maintenance for winter, give us a call. We’re happy to help!