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February 13th, 2016 in Plumbing Emergencies, Plumbing Problems, Water Damage

How Water Damage Can Leave You Heartbroken on Valentine’s Day in West Haven, CT


ToiletIt’s important to show those you love how much they mean to you on Valentine’s Day, so don’t you think you should do the same for your plumbing system? If you don’t take the time to properly maintain your plumbing system it can cause heartbreaking plumbing problems down the road, especially in winter. The best way to avoid a plumbing emergency and the water damage it can cause is to stay on top of plumbing system maintenance.

The heartache of plumbing problems and water damage is something our skilled plumbers are experienced in handling. Here at Rick’s Plumbing, we provide a range of different plumbing services to address and prevent all sorts of plumbing issues, whether they’re big, small, or somewhere in between.

Take a look at these heartbreaking ways plumbing problems and water damage can be unloving on Valentine’s Day:

Frozen and burst piping

According to a 2014 New York Times article, it’s common for insurance claims for water damage caused by burst piping to be upwards of $18,000! Now that’s an expensive heartache! Allow us to help you winterize your pipes to avoid this kind of disaster.

Bubbled wallpaper

The only thing that should be bubbly on Valentine’s Day is your champagne, not your bathroom wallpaper! Over time, the steam of a hot shower can damage your wallpaper and cause it to bubble and wrinkle. Also, hidden water leaks in your bathroom can cause wallpaper or paint to bubble, or leave unsightly stains on the ceiling below your bathroom.

Flooded basement

With 98% of basements likely to experience some kind of water damage in their lifespan, it’s critical to make sure your sump pump is always working properly. You can do this by testing it regularly and keeping it well maintained.

Musty laundry

Even though doing your laundry in cold water can reduce your energy costs, doing all of it in cold water makes it difficult for odor-causing residue to wash away. This can build up in your washing machine and lead to unpleasant odors. Save your hottest load of laundry for last to dissolve residue and keep your machine smelling fresh. Leaving wet laundry in your machine can also result in smelly and dingy looking laundry.

Overflowing toilet

Your love should be overflowing on Valentine’s Day, not your toilet! A clogged toilet can result in an embarrassing and messy overflow, so don’t flush waste such as personal care products, baby wipes, and paper towels down the toilet. End up with a clog anyway? Our drain cleaning service has you covered!

Regular maintenance is the best way to prevent these plumbing problems and the possibility of water damage. Call Rick’s Plumbing to avoid plumbing heartaches on Valentine’s Day and all year round.

 



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