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The warm colors, the cozy scents, and the changing of the leave colors are right around the corner! You know what that means, don’t you? It means it’s time to properly maintenance your plumbing system for the fall season. While fall temperatures are between summer heat and winter cold, you still need to make sure your plumbing system is properly cared for. If you’re looking for advice from a knowledgeable plumbing team, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call today to learn how to properly maintenance your plumbing this fall.
While it may seem like you have time to prepare your plumbing for the winter and cold months, fall maintenance can never start too early. The earlier you start, the better your plumbing systems will be! Whether you want to schedule an appointment for a Mr. Rooter Plumbing Blair County team member to come to your home and prepare your plumbing for fall, or you’re looking for things you can do yourself to properly maintenance your plumbing, we have just the thing for you! Just keep reading…
1. Prepare your outdoor hose
If you have any outdoor hoses, you’ll want to disconnect them before the cold weather hits. If there is any water inside these hoses, it will freeze during the fall/winter and cause the pipes inside your home to experience more pressure – sometimes resulting in cracks, bursts, or other damage.
2. Prepare any outdoor faucets
Once you have your outdoor hoses detached and cleared out, it’s important to inspect the faucets for leaks or damage. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing if you notice any leaks – fall is the perfect time to repair them. A leaking faucet can lead to water damage during the colder months since you won’t be outside as much, so make sure all your faucets are fixed and properly insulated.
3. Shut-off valves
If the valve to your outdoor faucet is outside, you’ll want to turn it off during the colder months or your pipes can freeze as the temperatures get lower and lower. Before shutting it off for the season, let it run so there is no water left inside. Once cleared, shut the valve off.
4. Insulate your piping
If you have pipes in your home that aren’t insulated and are in areas that aren’t heated, you’ll want to ensure you properly insulate them so they don’t freeze during the fall and winter.
5. Prep your sump pump & water heater
If you have a sump pump that experiences extreme hot or cold, you’ll want to make sure it’s properly cleaned and insulated. When it comes to your water heater, it’s going to be working a lot harder than it did in summer. Make sure to have your tank inspected, cleaned, and flushed if needed.
Are you looking to prepare your plumbing systems for the upcoming fall season? Do you need a fast, reliable, and affordable plumbing company to help prepare your plumbing for the cold months that are coming? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing today to learn more and schedule your fall maintenance appointment.