While Florida is known as the Sunshine State and Orlando boasts the mildest of winters in the nation, it is still a good idea to have your Central Florida based homes plumbing checked out before one of our rare freezes is upon us. Some of the most important components of the plumbing in your home are only looked at when a plumbing emergency arises. An example of this is the shutoff valve in your home, especially the main shutoff valve. Because the main shutoff valve is only accessed during a plumbing emergency it is susceptible to erosion rendering it useless and that could potentially make a minor plumbing issue a major plumbing issue. Regular inspection of your main shutoff valve is recommended to ensure that you are able to circumvent major water disasters in your home. Financial losses due to water damage can grow quickly if the problem is not mitigated as quickly as possible.
The winter also brings a lot of travel time for many Central Florida families. Before heading out to enjoy the holidays and time with family make sure that you protect exposed plumbing from extreme temperatures. Leaving your exposed plumbing insulated reduces the risk of frozen pipes. In addition, before hitting the road, turning off the main valve and your water heater breaker will give you added peace of mind.
Finally, if you plan on enjoying the season right here in Central Florida, have your Orlando plumber inspect your water heater to ensure that you will be able to take a long hot shower when one of our few and far between chills takes hold. Having your trusted plumber check your thermostats and elements is a great way to ensure you will have a comfortable winter season. Many water heaters only need a little tune up to ensure that they will last for years to come. Drain Genie Plumbing Services would love to make sure that your winter showers are just the right temperature the whole season long. Call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-490-1230 to make a winter service appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!