Don’t just prepare yourselves for cooler temperatures, prepare your home’s plumbing system too! Neglecting to do some maintenance around your home this season can leave you with high energy bills, cracked pipes and a freezing house come winter. Find out what you can do now before the harsher temps come into town:
Hot Water Heater
When was the last time you had your water heater inspected? Now is a great time to have it checked out because it’s going to get a lot of exercise in the upcoming weeks. Not only should a technician make sure it’s working, they should make sure it’s working efficiently so you can catch a little break on your energy bills this winter.
Turn Off The Water
Since we no longer need to use outdoor faucets and hoses, let’s face it summer is long gone, be sure to disconnect hoses and drain outdoor water lines. Even a tiny bit of water left in the pipes can freeze causing them to crack when temperatures drop. In addition to turning off the water and draining the lines, now is a great time to insulate your pipes.
Clean Your Gutters
Leaves and debris trapped in the gutters can cause major problems. As water freezes and thaws throughout the winter, you’ll want to make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear for proper drainage.
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