January 25, 2024


With winter in full swing, homeowners need to take practical steps to protect their plumbing systems from cold weather challenges. The temperature drop can lead to issues like frozen pipes and leaks, causing inconvenience and financial strain. Below, we will provide you with a detailed winter plumbing maintenance checklist, to ensure a seamless and problem-free season.


  • Insulate Pipes

To prevent pipes from freezing, focus on insulating exposed pipes in areas like basements, crawl spaces, and attics. Pipe insulation is readily available at local hardware stores and provides a cost-effective solution to keep your plumbing system running smoothly.

  • Seal Leaks

Inspect your home for gaps or cracks in walls, windows, or doors. Sealing these leaks improves energy efficiency and prevents cold air from reaching your pipes. Apply caulk or weatherstripping to seal these gaps and preserve heat.

  • Disconnect Hoses

Before temperatures drop, make sure to disconnect and drain all outdoor hoses. Leaving hoses connected can lead to water freezing, potentially causing damage — store hoses in a dry place to extend their lifespan.

  • Insulate Outdoor Faucets

Protect outdoor faucets from freezing temperatures with bib covers or by wrapping them with towels secured with waterproof material. This simple step can help prevent burst pipes and water damage.

  • Keep Heating On

Maintain a consistent indoor temperature, especially when away. Turning down the heat too much increases the risk of frozen pipes. If you plan to be out for an extended period of time, keep the thermostat at a minimum temperature to prevent freezing.

  • Open Cabinet Doors

For pipes under sinks, open cabinet doors to allow warm air circulation. This prevents these pipes from freezing, especially in lower ambient temperatures.

  • Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

Consider hiring a professional plumber like Beyer Plumbing Co. for a winter plumbing inspection. A thorough examination can identify potential issues before they escalate, saving time and money in the long run.

  • Prepare for Vacation 

If planning a winter vacation, take extra precautions. Shut off the main water supply or ask a trusted neighbor or friend to check your home periodically, ensuring prompt attention to potential issues.


2024 Special Winterizing Maintenance Offer 

As you prepare to winterize your plumbing system, consider taking advantage of Beyer Plumbing’s exclusive $349 Winterizing Maintenance special. For a limited time, our expert team will inspect your plumbing, insulate pipes, and install bib covers – all for just $349. This comprehensive service ensures that your home’s plumbing is well-prepared to withstand winter challenges. Don’t miss out –  contact Beyer Plumbing and schedule your winterizing maintenance today!

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