Getting Your MetroWest Plumbing Ready for Cold Weather

Soon summer will end, and we’ll be enjoying another MetroWest area winter. While we can hope it will stay warm for a while longer, the cold is coming sooner or later. Now is the time to get your plumbing ready for it.


Getting Ready

We all take our plumbing for granted until an emergency happens, but a little planning and forethought can keep things flowing smoothly. Here are some tips from your friends at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to make the winter a little less miserable.

Check for Leaks

A visual inspection of your plumbing doesn’t take that long. Check exposed faucets and exposed plumbing


for leaks or drips. Catching a leak early can be the difference between an inexpensive fix and costly renovation and repairs. Plus, even a small leak will cost you big bucks in wasted water over the long run.

Other Tips

Take some time to insulate any exposed plumbing pipes inside or outside your home. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive. Also, with winter on the way before too long, it’s a good time to give your heating system a test run to make sure it’s running properly before you need it most.

Get a Plumbing Inspection

Consider calling a professional to take a look at the plumbing in your home. They are trained to spot the little problems you might miss that could turn into big problems later. Getting your plumbing checked out costs a lot less than replacing a burst pipe… or repairing your floor after a massive leak.

If you want to make an appointment for a professional plumbing inspection or could use help with your heating system, contact Nicholson today at 508-881-1500 or visit We proudly offer discounts for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.

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  • Francis from Nicholson Plumbing and Heating was excellent. He was here to evaluate HVAC in our home. He was very patient and answered all my questions. He is also polite and easy to communicate with him. He explained technical concepts to me in layperson terms!

    - Shelley S.

  • Nicholson offered what is possibly the best customer service I have dealt with in a home repair situation.  I called them because I was looking to replace my very old furnace.  They came out to do an initial estimate, and then came back when I had some further questions about my options.  After installing the furnace, they ran into some problems with my air ducts.  This happened on a Friday, and the problem was fixed by Monday afternoon.  In addition to their excellent service, they did quality work at a fair price.  I would recommend them to anyone looking for an HVAC company in the Framingham area!

    - Melissa T.

  • Recently used these guys because my HVAC unit AC wasn’t working (first hot day of summer).  Showed up on time, wore booties, fixed the unit.  During the visit we talked about how my unit was having problems in the winter – which was resulting in NSTAR service calls of maybe 3-4 times per season (I am on a service plan with them).   He was the first guy to tell me WHY the problem was happening, and HOW to fix it.  I find it strange that all of the NSTAR guys etc. no one took time to point out how to fix the source of the problem…Very professional, smart.  I would use them again, and plan to for the fix on my heating unit!

    - Ben J.

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