Many people take the changing seasons for granted, they realize that they need to take care of some basic home maintenance tasks and make sure their heating and cooling systems are serviced before each season; however, the thought that the changing temperatures could be causing serious problems in their home is often overlooked. Unfortunately, as temperatures fall below freezing, the chances of pipes rupturing becomes a major problem that homeowners should be addressing as quickly as possible, especially when the weather begins to warm up.
Water in pipes will freeze, but the real danger comes from the fact that as the water freezes it will also expand. The expanding water can put tremendous pressure on your home’s pipes as well as your HVAC equipment and other machinery; this mounting pressure can cause pipes to burst or develop leaks that can lead to additional damage. While the changing temperatures can definitely be hard on your home’s pipes and equipment, there are things homeowners can do to help prevent damage. For example, professional HVAC troubleshooting at the beginning of the season can be an effective way to spot potential problems with leaking pipes so that you can have them repaired before extensive damage is done and high repairs bills are incurred.
A professional HVAC technician will be able to provide important home utility maintenance designed to ensure your equipment is in good condition. While nobody wants to face problems with pipes and equipment, spotting these problems before additional damage is done is important, especially when you want to prevent water damage from creating additional problems to your home.
Whether you need A/C maintenance or emergency HVAC repairs, a reputable heating and cooling technician should be able to provide the services you need. Of course, making sure you choose a company that will be able to inspect your equipment and pipes for signs of problems is an important part in ensuring your home is protected from the damage of burst pipes. As the seasons change, be sure to schedule a maintenance inspection in order to make sure that your pipes have not developed a leak during the previous season.