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Take care before the cold to prepare your home and plumbing system for below-freezing temperatures.

This means insulating, sealing, and repairing.

But some pipes may be more exposed than others due to their placement in your home, for example, in your basement, crawl space, or attic.

For more vulnerable pipes, you can install pipe insulation and heating cables. But if this isn’t an option and your pipes are in danger, turn on a faucet and run some water. Running water will take away the opportunity for it to freeze in vulnerable pipes.

Your drain system flushes waste through a series of pipes which eventually connect to a sewer or septic system. There are vents that allow air into the drainpipes, so no vacuum restricts water flow.

If a blockage happens in any of the drain systems, including vents, you’re going to have issues.

Blockages aren’t only caused by what goes into the drain that shouldn’t (such as grease, food matter, wipes, feminine products, etc.) – but can also be caused by external interferences.

Some common external issues are tree roots, bellied pipes, and even birds nests.

Call the professionals now to check your clogged drains

An inconsistent water temperature usually means one of two things. The most common is that multiple fixtures and appliances are using hot water at the same time. As an appliance begins using hot or cold water, the water pressure in the corresponding water line will drop. As such, the temperature of the fixture you had already set and begun using will adjust to the change, which will either increase or decrease the temperature. If the water changes without an additional fixture or appliance using water, then your water heater likely needs some special attention.

There could be a couple of things that are causing your toilets to keep running.

  1. You may need to replace the flapper.
  2. You might need to trim the chain that connects the flapper to the handle.
  3. The float valve height requires adjustment.

These problems are relatively easy to fix. If fixing them doesn’t stop the toilet from continuously running, it’s best to call one of our experts to take a look.