Fall is here and the change in temperature from the hot days of summer to the brisk air in the mornings reminds us to prepare for winter. Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, Inc. has a few fall plumbing tips that can help you avoid plumbing emergencies in the months to come, saving you from costly repairs and damage to your property.
Our Fall Plumbing Tips
- Check outdoor bibs and faucets for leaks – Even a small leak can lead to serious damage. Avoid the potential for freezing that can lead to cracks which can mean broken pipes or flooding when the colder weather hits.
- Seal leaks and gaps around doors and windows – Keep the cold air out and the warm air in, keeping your home comfortable and your heating bills lower.
- Clean your gutters and downspouts – Maintaining clear pathways for water means minimizing issues all fall and winter.
- Cover outside faucets – Use an insulated cover to protect from freezing and as added security against tiny cracks that can let drafts into your home.
- Winterize your outdoor pipes and plumbing – Winterizing your outdoor pipes and plumbing takes some time and attention, but it’s worth the effort. We’ve outlined 5 important steps, from your outdoor faucets and bibs to your pool and pond. Click the link to read them on our blog.
- Have your hot water heater serviced – This faithful hero works tirelessly throughout the colder months to ensure your household has the hot water you want. Water heaters need to be cleaned and flushed out at least once a year. Regular maintenance also means prolonging its life.
Our fall plumbing tips and routine maintenance items can save you headaches and money from costly repairs that could have been avoided.
If you suspect you have leaks, cracks or any plumbing needs, give us a call.
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