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After the Storm: Did Your Plumbing Hold Up?

Ringing out Towel over Sink

Many parts of the country are experiencing record low temperatures. If you have an electric water heater and think the water in your plumbing system might be frozen, or your electricity is out, turn off the power to your water heater. If you have used all your hot water up and your tank is empty, you could be looking at some costly repairs.

Freezing temperatures can lead to burst pipes – and when they thaw, it can lead to major flooding. So, it’s essential to know where your home’s main water shut off valve is to prevent water damage. Call us at (281) 616-3978 if you cannot find or operate your main shut off valve.

Do you suspect you have a leaky pipe? Here’s how to check:

  • Turn off all running water in your house, including appliances that use water.
  • Find your water meter, usually in your front or back yard.
  • Open the meter’s metal lid – you’ll see a small set of numbers. If they are still rolling over, much like a car’s odometer, you probably have a leak.

We are always here to help, and if you need help, call us at (281) 616-3978 or visit www.benjaminfranklinplumbing.com.