Warrington, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2015 -- The recent extreme cold is threatening to break records as temperatures are hitting subzero levels and continuing to drop. With weeks to go until spring and more winter storms on their way, the threat of plumbing emergencies still looms over every Montgomery County resident. Hoping to alleviate these concerns, Joseph's Affordable Plumbing offers advice to help homeowners avoid bursting pipes.
Frozen pipes can be a major inconvenience all by themselves, but if it bursts, it can also lead to flooding and water damage and can be time-consuming and expensive to fix. Plumbers in Horsham, PA, suggest that homeowners take a few extra precautions when cold weather is on its way to prevent these types of problems. Before the cold even hits, homeowners should insulate the pipes and the spaces around them, such as basements, crawl spaces and the exterior walls that the pipes run along. Furthermore, if pipes need replacing at any time, plastic piping should be considered over the metal types, as they are less susceptible to breaking.
Once the cold kicks in, the simplest safeguard is to leave both the cold and hot water faucets running; the constantly moving water should prevent any freezing. However, the flow should be slow and steady, as a heavy flow is unnecessary. Licensed plumbers in Huntingdon Valley, PA, also suggest that the thermostat be set to the same temperature both day and night.
For those homeowners unable to prepare in time this winter, Joseph's Affordable Plumbing offers emergency services when disaster strikes. Their registered and licensed plumbers come prepared for every job with all the equipment they should need so they won't have to leave the site for parts and delay the work.
Give Joseph's Affordable Plumbing a call for information on the services they provide, as well as their pricing options and coupon offers.
About Joseph's Affordable Plumbing
Joseph's Affordable Plumbing offers plumbing and heating repairs, maintenance, and sales, along with drain cleaning. The locally owned and operated company has been providing service to Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. The company provides 24/7 emergency care to anyone in need. They are an industry leader in bathroom remodeling and work with the owner through every step from conception to completion. Their professionally trained technicians offer superior workmanship at the lowest prices in Philadelphia.
For more information, visit: http://www.josephsaffordable.com/