The leaves are beginning to change color, and soon they will be falling. With the cooler weather, now is the perfect time to deal with final maintenance preparations before winter hits. Winter can greatly impact your plumbing systems, so it is important that you are ready for those temperatures to drop.
When it comes to protecting your home from the upcoming winter cold, there are a few different areas to check to ensure that your home is ready for the snow to fall. These maintenance checks include:
- Clean Gutters – You’ll want to take the time to check that your gutters are clear of any debris or leaves—especially during the autumn months. A clogged gutter may be unable to redirect water which could build up or begin to leak against your home.
- Disconnect outdoor water hose – You’ll want to take the time to check the exterior plumbing sites around your home. It is important to disconnect the outdoor water hose to prevent your interior pipes from freezing or busting.
- Outdoor facets – Once your water hose is disconnected, check all of your faucets to ensure that they are free of any leaks or drips. Make sure all outdoor water faucets are completely turned off
- Check your pipes – The last thing you want in the cold winter months is a pipe bursting. Be sure that all your pipe work is properly insulated, especially in areas of your home that are prone to getting colder, such as your basement or attic space.
Protect your Plumbing
Your Fall plumbing maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult. It is important to take these few steps to ensure that your home is ready for the temperature to change. If you do encounter any issues, or are unsure if your pipes are properly insulated, turn to the professionals. The experienced team at D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing and AC can help answer any questions or concerns you may have.