How To Avoid Cold Showers This Winter

Sure, cold showers are refreshing during the warm summer months, but is there anything worse in the winter? Whether you’re just getting out of bed in the morning or returning home from a long day’s work, there’s nothing better than a warm, relaxing shower. So, how can you avoid frigid water flowing through the pipes this season? Find out below!

How To Avoid A Cold Shower This Winter | Levine & Sons

Water Heater Repairs

The first line of defense against cold showers is having your water heater repaired as soon as there’s an issue. Be on the lookout for noises coming from inside the tank and remember to flush the tank at least once a year to prevent the buildup of sediment.

Insulating Pipes

Another way to prevent against cold water flowing through your pipes is to insulate the ones that are exposed. This is especially important for any pipes running along exterior walls and those underneath the sink. All you need to do is wrap the pipes with pipe insulation which also helps prevent cracks or bursts due to frozen water inside. A few minutes of work can save you from freezing in the shower and hundreds of dollars in repairs down the road.

Time Your Showers

Although a nice, warm shower could make you want to stay in there for hours, it’s not a good idea. Not only will this cause the hot water to run out eventually, it can also drive up your water bill and it’s a complete waste of h2o. We recommend trying to keep your showers to eight minutes or less.

Time for a water heater repair? You’ve come to the right place. Levine & Sons have been solving the plumbing needs of the Detroit Metro area since 1927 so you know you can count on us! Call us today at 1-888-538-4631 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.