In order to ensure that your plumbing is in good working condition throughout the winter, it is crucial to perform some preventative maintenance on it now that autumn has arrived. That is what happens when problems are found and treated before they worsen. While preparing a home for the winter may be one of the busiest periods of the year for homeowners, any necessary repairs are better made in the fall when the weather is more pleasant. Your home can stay immaculate throughout the winter if you follow a few easy steps.
Clean the Drains and Pipes
Don't flush the leaves down the toilet after completing yard chores. Keep the gutters and drains clean on a regular basis. A pipe clog brought on by wet, decomposing leaves might cause it to rupture even in the dead of winter.
Equipment Repair for Water Heating
This is a wonderful place to start because your water heater will soon need to work harder to keep up with the lower temperatures. The usual setting for home temperatures is 120 degrees Fahrenheit, however this can be changed as needed. Remove anything that can produce rust from the heater after you have your reading. The pressure valves on machines that are under five years old can also be inspected. It can be a good idea to have a plumber examine the plumbing if the building is extremely old. Utilizing the lever, raise the valve and then lower it to double-check your work. This should cause the tap to quickly spew hot water.
Look for Leaks and Damages
It's vital to look for leaks and other signs of wear and tear in plumbing fixtures like bathtubs and toilets. Your fixtures will inevitably experience some wear and tear, but if you detect any significant damage, such cracks, dents, or rust, you should be very worried. In the event that all of these issues continue, the light fixture can become inoperable. Water stains on the walls, floors, or ceiling may also be an indication of a leaky area.
Conduct Inspections or Septic and Sewer Systems
You should check your septic tank and wastewater system in the fall. Make certain that neither line has a beginning or end. Winter is an ideal time for routine maintenance because root growth is slower. When the ground is still warm, you should empty your septic tank if it is full. Due to the additional labor required, the cost of defrosting a frozen yard may increase. Ask the professionals at CBJ Plumbing for an estimate on the price of winterizing your house, pool, and/or irrigation system.
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