Preventing Plumbing Problems

Denver, Front Range, Evergreen Mountain Area: Drain & Sewer Preventative Maintenance

Avoid dirty and costly backups by scheduling annual Preventive Maintenance reminders with Mountain Drains. We offer quarterly, semi-annual and annual maintenance programs.

Winter and Frozen Pipes

Freezing water can crack or burst pipes in your home or business. Frozen pipes that burst can cause water damage along with broken pipes.

Tips for preventing frozen pipes:

  • Drain all outdoor water lines such as faucets, fountains, and sprinkler lines. Shut off the water to these lines.
  • Insulate pipes in any unheated areas such as cabinets, under the sink, basements, attics or garages. Pipes in exterior walls that don’t have proper insulation frequently freeze.
  • During frigid weather let water trickle from your faucets.
  • Open cabinet doors under the sinks in the kitchen and bathroom to let heat in to warm the pipes.

Garbage Disposal Tip:

A simple and effective way to clean your garbage disposal is by filling the disposal with ice cubes and a cup of rock salt, and then running the disposal for 5-10 seconds. Deodorize your garbage disposal is by running warm water while grinding a lemon with warm water.

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