It is almost time to say goodbye to summer. We hope you had a blast and are ready to transition into the new season. As the leaves change color and fall and temperatures continue to drop, it is important to keep your plumbing system and drains in mind. Some routine maintenance and cleaning can reduce the risk of many plumbing problems. To help you out, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has helped put together this quick article on fall plumbing tips. Feel free to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing if you have any necessary repairs. Our certified plumbers are always ready, willing, and able to help.
It is not quite winter yet, but you have to prepare for the cold temperatures beforehand. Plus, who likes doing work in the cold of winter when you can take care of things when temperatures are crisp and cool? Reduce the risk of freezing pipes by inspecting for leaks and patching them up. Leaks can increase the risk of pipes freezing and ultimately bursting. Once the leaks are handled, you should insulate the pipes to further protect them from freezing.
Outdoor faucets and water hoses are especially prone to freezing. Disconnect water hoses and completely turn off faucets and shut off the interior valve to keep the outdoor faucets from dripping.
Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
Leaves, twigs, and debris are going to infiltrate your gutters and downspouts this fall. You might even have unwanted guests laying their nests in those spots. Clean your gutters and downspouts to prevent them from clogging.
Flush Your Water Heater
If you have not performed your annual water heater flush, then now is a better time than later. We recommend homeowners flush their water heater tank once a year to prevent sediment buildup in the tank. This sediment buildup can coat heating elements and cause the water heater to overheat and even fail.
Make sure to shut off the power supply and water supply valve. Then connect a hose to the drain valve and run the water to a nearby drain.
Test Your Sump Pump
Sump pumps are great for reducing the risk of a flooded basement. This is especially useful in combatting melting snow and ice. Make sure your sump pump is clean and functional. Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit and check to see if the pump turns on and pumps the water out. If the sump pump is not working, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for a maintenance or repair.
Schedule Your Routine Maintenance and Inspection
There are so many parts of the plumbing system and it can be time-consuming to check every bit. Fortunately, you have qualified plumbers to take care of the inspection and maintenance. The dedicated plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are always happy to help.
Call Now for Emergency Service
Mr. Rooter Plumbing has you covered whenever you need emergency plumbing service or repairs. Call any time to speak with a live representative and request an urgent dispatch. We are ready when you are.