New York City is known to have unusually cold winters. Many residents hunker down in their homes to remain warm. While people are warm inside their homes, the pipes that feed and remove water can suffer from the cold and so pipes can freeze. Frozen supply and drain pipes will make it next to impossible to use toilets in the house. A Manhattan plumber will be able to protect your pipes from cold New York winter days.
Drain pipes take away dirty, used water from the home. Water that goes down a drain will end up in the sewer. When a drain pipe freezes, this cannot happen. When a drain pipe freezes, a toilet will no longer flush. The frozen pipe will cause water to back up. When water has no clear exit from the home, the water will back up through other drains like sinks, showers, and bathtubs.
Supply pipes bring in fresh water to the home. When these pipes freeze, you may not be able to run your sink or shower. You may also not be able to flush your toilet more than once. Every time a toilet is flushed, water from the tank fills up the bowl. If the tank cannot fill up, a toilet will not flush. Some homeowners manually fill the bowl or tank after each use, so they can continue using the toilet.
Let our team of Manhattan’s finest plumbers help you stay warm and your toilet water flowing smoothly. For more information on insulating your home plumbing pipes, reach out for our plumbers in Manhattan.