Tips To Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

Your home plumbing could pay a price if your house isn’t prepared for the cold winter weather this season.

Plumbing mishaps and problems seem to happen at the worst times. Those inconvenient times are generally during seasons that put stress on your pipes. The cold winter weather and harsh transitions of temperature can put a large strain on your plumbing system. If you know you are in need of plumbing services, please call now.


The following tips are important to consider for your Kansas City, Missouri home this season.

  1. Fix home plumbing leaks before it is too late

    • If you notice a leak, the best time to fix it is now. Check all of your fixtures including your bathroom sinks, kitchen faucets and plumbing, also utility room plumbing that can go unnoticed without proper inspection.

  2. Protect your pipes from freezing in the cold & unpredictable Kansas City, Missouri weather.

    • When the winter and cold weather strikes, usually suddenly, it can cause your pipes to burst leaving you with a mess and costly repairs ahead if left unnoticed. If you’re are planning on leaving the home for an extended time prepare accordingly.

    • To prevent your pipes from bursting you can take multiple precautions. If you know you have un-protected pipes a quick fix is to insulate them with pre-cut foam insulation from hardware stores. Additionally, you can cover outdoor faucets with protective and insulating covers that prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting in the winter weather.

    • If you are unsure about the condition of your current plumbing, it doesn’t hurt to call a specialist from the Mac Wilson LLC team to inspect your fixtures and plumbing situation.

  3. Disconnect your outdoor hoses to avoid freezing pipes

    • As previously stated, you can cover your outdoor faucets/spickets to prevent freezing. Tip: Definitely disconnect your watering hoses which, if left connected, can lead to the water within freezing and resulting in frozen pipes and connections which will hold up your water supply and cost you money in repairs unfreezing your pipes.

  4. Leave faucets running with a drip of water during severe cold snaps

    • During severely cold times, it can be beneficial to leave the water running at a trickle or drip to relieve pressure that buildup during times that water can freeze. It will bump your water bill slightly if left on for w while, but in the long term, especially if you have an older plumbing system, it is worth it.


We are here to help.

At Mac Wilson LLC Plumbing , we will give you a full report of the condition of your home or commercial plumbing, as well as answer any questions you might have about common issues, maintenance and  inspection of your building. Mac Wilson Plumbing LLC, "Proudly serving the greatest city in the world." 

You can contact us for any Kansas City plumbing service directly by phone at (816) 768-0700 or fill out our convenient form below/on the "Request Service" page.