The air around us is starting to feel a bit nippy at night, the leaves are slowly beginning to change colors and Halloween will be here before we know it. All of these signs point to fall and that means it’s time to get your home’s plumbing system prepared for cooler temperatures. Take a few minutes of your busy weekend to make sure your plumbing is as ready for fall as you are!
Fix Leaks Now: have you been putting off a dripping faucet or a leaky pipe because it just doesn’t seem that bad? You’ll want to take care of them before temperatures drop down into the 30s and while it might sound like a ways away, it’s better to be safe now than sorry later.
Protect Your Pipes: if you haven’t done so already, you’ll likely be breaking out the heavier jackets and warmer clothes in the upcoming weeks. Think of your pipes the same way you think of yourself. Insulating your pipes can help prevent stagnant water from freezing and causing cracks and leaks.
Maintain Your Water Heater: if you haven’t flushed it out yet this year, do so now. You’d hate for something to happen to it when you really need hot water this season.
Wrap Up The Hose: we know how useful our garden hoses are during the summer months, but now that colder temperatures are on the horizon it’s time to store them away until the spring. It’s also important to check for leaky hose bibs this time of year.
Turn Off Outdoor Plumbing: this goes for any water running to your hoses or outdoor kitchen. Don’t run the risk of have them freezing up and burst this fall and winter.
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