2021 Fall Plumbing Tips
Fall is nearly coming, which means freezing temperatures are right around the corner. This is an advanced time for you to get your home plumbing system ready for winter. As the leaves change colour and temperatures continue to drop, it’s important to make sure your pipes, gutters, and faucets are in good shape. You can prevent many plumbing issues by doing some routine maintenance tasks before the first autumn freeze comes. To help you out, here are some fall plumbing tips for homeowners.
Disconnect Outdoor Hoses
Constant freezing and thawing weaken and crack outdoor hoses because most of them are made from rubber. Instead of keeping them outside, you will have the need to disconnect them from your faucets and make sure to drain them. Not draining your hoses may lead it to freeze the excess water inside and end up being useless when you need to use them. This is why you should not forget to place them somewhere that doesn’t get below freezing.
Check Faucets For Dripping Or Leaking
A faucet that is dripping or leaking leads the water pressure to build up and can cause cracks no matter the pipe is made of copper, steel, or plastic. In order to avoid these unwanted cracks and problems, be sure to make the necessary repairs or call a plumber before freezing temperatures arrive. This is because even a tiny crack can release enough water to cause serious damage or flooding. You would not want an uncomfortable winter experience with this kind of faucet problem.
Maintain Your Gutters
Leaves are everywhere, especially during fall. Gutters may be full of leaves and debris during this time of the year and can block the water drainage and cause lots of problems. This is why it is necessary for homeowners to make sure that the gutters are cleaned out on a regular basis and most especially before the freezing temperature comes.
Know Where The Main Valve Is
Have the time to show everyone in your home where the main water valve is and how to shut it off when necessary. This can help prevent gallons of water from flooding your home when piping bursts or breaks.
For further assistance on these tips and more, you may call Shaul’s at 778-397-4850. We are looking forward to serving you.