Our northern neighbors may have more experience with frozen plumbing pipes than we do, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a problem when we have a big freeze here in Southeast Texas. When your property suffers from frozen pipes, call your plumbing professional before they crack or burst. Once they break, you’ve got a mess on your hands and possible water damage; it’s not worth the risk.
Types of Pipes
If there is going to be a replacement or repair or your property’s plumbing pipes, one of the things your plumbing professional understands is the types of pipes that are available and which ones would be the best choice. Some plumbing pipe materials include:
- Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX)
- Galvanized steel
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
In most new homes, plumbing pipes are plastic. If your water has sediment or rust (and you have a “good old house”), there’s a possibility your pipes are made of cast iron, copper, or galvanized steel. Metal pipes rust from the inside-out, so if rust is visible on your plumbing pipes, there’s already a big enough problem to call your plumber.
The famous actor Spencer Tracy once said, “Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.” When your plumbing is acting up, you have two choices, and one is faster, easier, and safer:
- DIY. After 3 trips to your hardware store, call your plumber.
- Call your plumber.
The Texas State Board of Plumbers Examiners (TSBPE) has standards far above average, and so should you. When you partner with a reliable, trustworthy plumbing service company, you’ve already taken the first step to minimize future plumbing issues. If you have a plumbing emergency any time, there’s a Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services professional living near you; he or she will be your first responder and can assess the situation and make recommendations for a fast fix and long-term solution.
If you live in Southeast Texas, call 281.661.4283 or contact us for more information, especially if 2017 is your year to build a new home or renovate your good old house!