With fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your plumbing primed for the drop in temperatures that is soon to come. Many home owners forget how quickly winter can sneak up on you, leaving your plumbing system unprepared for the cold. Here are a few seasonal plumbing tips to help you get your home ready for the fall.
Disconnect Outside Hoses and Sprinkler Systems
Once the leaves begin to fall, remember to disconnect your garden hose and bring it inside for winter storage. The water inside hoses can freeze and expand if left connected to your main water source over the winter, which can cause the pipes in your home to freeze and break. If you have a sprinkler system, make sure it’s disconnected from your main water source as well. All outdoor faucets should be inspected to ensure there’s no dripping or leaking. If your home has an interior shut-off valve that can disconnect water to any outside faucets, make sure to switch that valve on so there’s no risk of water freezing in an exterior pipes.
Hot Water Tank
As the temperature begins to drop, your hot water tank will start working much harder. It’s important to make sure that your hot water tank is working properly and to catch any issues before it’s too late and you’re stuck without hot water in the middle of the winter. If you notice any problems or water collecting around the base of your tank, contact a professional plumbing service immediately. You’re your home cozy and comfortable this fall by having your outdated water heater inspected or replaced with the help of a professional plumbing service.
Follow these seasonal plumbing guidelines to help smoothly transition your household out of summer and into the fall. Remember: never attempt any repairs if you feel uncertain or unsafe. Rushing into do-it-yourself plumbing repairs can cause physical injury and damage to your property. For professional plumbing services you can trust, contact us today at Mattioni Plumbing.