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Preparing Your Plumbing For Winter And Fall

outdoor water spigot covered in frost

Get to prepping your plumbing because the cooler weather is here and with it can cause some minor plumbing issue that could turn major. So to avoid a burst, brake, overflow or flood — here’s how you can prepare your plumbing for winter and fall!

Yard Work Helps

The first step into prepping your plumbing for the upcoming season is to shut off your outdoor water. While you are out there be sure to clean your gutters and drain pipes too! Come Fall the leaves can back up in your gutters and cause an overflow and major damage. To avoid this regularly clean your gutters and check and repair any damage you may find.

Insulate Your Pipes

A frozen pipe can be a major issue leaving you without warm water, but prevention now is vital! Take a look at your plumbing and inspect the coldest areas of your home and insult your pipes.

By insulating your pipes, you are allowing your plumbing to keep the hot water flowing and the cracks from forming.

Tuneup Time

Now is the perfect time for a water heater checkup. Whether it needs a drain or repair, doing it now will ensure your nights are warm. Check for rust stains too as this could be a sign that it’s time for a new water heater.

Check And Fix Leaks

A leak now can be a burst later so don’t let it go ignored. While you’re inspecting your pipes, keep an eye out for small leaks and drips. If you suspect lower than normal water pressure, a leak could be present too. Keep note of what you find and schedule an appointment with your local plumber.

When you need a professional plumber for your home’s repairs, contact Tri-City. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.