5 Ways to Safeguard Your Pipes Against Winter

October 1, 2018 in Home, Plumbing

For home and business owners in New York, winter months can bring on immense stress due to plummeting temperatures that lead to frozen pipes. Sewer and drain systems can become extremely vulnerable in the winter months which leads to problems for New York residents. At Drain Doctor, we know how important it is to keep your family, employees, and customers safe year-round. Our team understand that specific needs of New York structures when icy temperatures hit our state.

The major problem with most pipes during winter is that they freeze and unfreeze at a rapid rate causing pipe to crack and burst. This means that your pipes experience sudden leaks and fractures, creating serious problems for your home or business.

Our goal is to provide all of our customers with tips to keep your pipe systems safe during the winter:

Insulate your pipes

Make sure all of your pipes are properly insulated. Insulation for pipes can easily be installed by Drain Doctor New York, so don’t hesitate to call us before the winter sets in and it’s a little too late for a simple repair. Insulating your pipes is a relatively easy task and our team of professionals are always courteous handling your service with professionalism and accuracy.

Ensure all pipes are leak-free and firmly sealed

A simple drain camera inspection can easily remove the problem of a leak or an unsealed pipe. In order to better prepare your pipes for winter, it’s best to get your pipes inspected and sealed before the winter months set in. This ensures they’re prepared for the additional pressure and stress that comes with freezing and unfreezing.

Let your faucets drip

Allowing water to constantly run through your pipes allows them a little less opportunity to freeze. This can be exceptionally helpful, since pipe freezing can cause them to burst when they unfreeze during the warmer parts of winter. Allowing your faucets to drip may seem costly and unnecessary, but it may save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

Disconnect and shut off all water hose systems

Running water hoses can present a huge problem, as they can freeze and encourage freezing in other pipes. It’s best to disconnect them and fold them up, protecting them from the cold in an attic, basement, or under a cabinet.

Drain swimming pools and water sprinkler supply lines

Swimming pools and water sprinkler supply lines both connect to your main water line. Freezing can cause other lines to freeze, meaning your pipes become clogged by ice. Prevent this by draining these lines before temperatures drop.

If you have concerns about safeguarding your pipes before the winter months arrive, call Drain Doctor in Westchester, NY for help today!

Avoid Sewer Backups This Holiday Season

October 20, 2017 in Plumbing, Tips

The holiday season is fast approaching, and in the whirlwind of preparing for the hustle and bustle, the last thing on your mind is your plumbing. It’s during times like this, however, when sewer maintenance is incredibly important in preventing backups and other complications from happening before the holiday festivities.

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Drain Doctor Is Your Plumber’s Plumber

April 22, 2016 in Plumbing, Tips

After experiencing slow and very limited drainage for many years, this New Jersey resident (yes New Jersey!) had numerous plumbing companies attempt to locate and rectify his drainage problem. This client was repeatedly told that his kitchen line, which was in the back of the house, went to a septic system in the backyard. Makes sense right? However no one could locate the line in order to determine the cause of the drainage issues. After contacting his local plumber, who was aware of the Drain Doctor’s specialized abilities in this field, we were contacted.

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Drain Doctor Plumbing Specialist has earned the Technician Seal of Safety™

April 15, 2016 in Business, Plumbing, Safety, Tips

As a Licensed Plumber, Drain Doctor has earned the Technician Seal of Safety™. This means our customers can have confidence knowing that each of our employees have been screened by a pre-employment background check and are tested for illegal drug use as permitted by law. As a member of this professional contractor organization, we are truly committed to protecting the safety of our customers and their families. We believe that our customers should minimize their risk when hiring a home services contractor, which is why going with a contractor who displays the Technician Seal of Safety™ is the right choice.

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Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show

March 2, 2016 in Plumbing, Video

Drain Doctor recently traveled to Indianapolis where they had the opportunity to explore new plumbing, drain cleaning and pipe lining technologies. In our travels we met many visionaries in the WWETT world with whom we were able to share ideas, experiences and concepts, and critique tools and equipment. This opportunity allowed us make educated decisions regarding the direction of our business and how we can best serve our clients as Green Plumbers.

Got Frozen Pipes?

February 25, 2016 in Pipes, Plumbing, Tips

Have you ever found yourself in the unfortunate situation of dealing with frozen pipes? It’s never fun to contend with, especially when you end up cleaning up the aftermath. At Drain Doctor, we want to help you avoid this costly and inconvenient situation. So before it gets too cold again, here are a few steps you can take to help prevent it from happening.

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