Summer is coming to an end soon, and fall will be just around the corner. This weather transformation can bring drastic changes to your home’s plumbing system. The following tips will keep you ahead of the weather to make sure you are prepared for the variations to come:
- Insulate your pipes. Pipes tend to freeze once the cold weather hits and this can cause them to burst overnight. This could add up to thousands of dollars in damages to your home and property. Insulating your pipes is the best method to keep them from freezing.
- Inspect your water heater. Your home’s water heater tends to work harder in the colder months. Before the cold weather begins, make sure to check your hot water heater and see if there are any signs of deterioration. Some warning signs include rust, scale and puddles of water, and these issues need to be addressed ASAP.
- Disconnect your hose. Disconnect all garden hoses from your home’s exterior, and if possible, drain the water. Leave the hose somewhere sheltered and have a plumber fix any leaking faucets that were connected to a hose in order to prevent icicles from forming later on in the season.
- Service your sump pump. The sump pump prevents your basement from flooding whenever it rains. Check your sump pump and inspect for any debris in the discharge line.
If you have any questions or need any assistance getting your plumbing ready for the fall, contact Nebrasky at (800) 989-0299.