Autumn Maintenance | Ensuring a Plumbing free spring
Autumn also known as the fall season is less than a week away ! With this in mind, if your like most homeowners your probably concerned about plumbing issues that can arise during the cold winter months. Before winter hits, its a wise move to inspect your home for all plumbing issues to ensure you can rectify these problems or solve them before they occur. In this article the plumbers from ACCL Plumbing will go over the tip 4 plumbing autumn maintenance steps so you can be prepared for the cold winter months.
Caution ! These plumbing times are intended for homes that will be inhabited throughout the winter months. Many additional steps should be taken to winterize vacation properties that will be left unattended for weeks or months at a time.
Autumn Is Here: are you’re Pipes, Drains, and Plumbing systems prepared?’
Chilly fall temperatures remind us that winter is just around the corner. This can leave homeowners unprepared for the troubles associated with extreme cold and the possibility of frozen pipes. Want to know the top 4 maintenance steps? – See Below:
1. Draining and disconnecting exterior water fixtures:
Before the cold winter weather arrives, you should close the valves suppling water to your hose’s exterior lines, as well as drain any remaining water. If you leave your exterior water fixtures connected they can freeze and expand causing faucets and connecting pipes inside your home to freeze and break. Autumn is the perfect time to drain all garden hoses and put them away in a shed or garage. Spigots should also be emptied and left on if the water has been turned off.
2. Inspecting your hot water tank:
As the weather tends to get colder outside. The chances are you will have to use your hot water tank for heat. Ensuring your hot water tank is working properly is essential for autumn maintenance. Check the bottom of the pan to look for water, if you notice your tank is dripping or if there is water in the pan call a plumber ASAP. A hot water tank problem is something you will not want to experience in the cold winter months.
3. Cleaning Gutters and downspouts:
Eavestroughs (gutters) and downspouts function by directing rain water and melting snow off the roof into areas away from the homes foundation. Its critical to ensure your eavestroughs are cleaned out before the winter months arrive. Overtime excessive build of leaves and debris can cause your gutters and downspouts to become clogged. If this happens, water can leak causing pooling around the foundation of the homes foundation. Which will lead to a wet basement. When you have clean eavestroughs it will enable water to drain property during fall rain storms, winter, and spring thaws. Overall Autumn is a very important time to check your gutters!
4. Check Outside Drains:
Very similar to your gutters, drains located on your outside stairwell, window wells, and driveway can get clogged by leaves. As part of your fall maintenance, be sure to clear leaves and other debris from any outside drains. This will ensure that rain water and melting snow is able to drain away from your home foundation. One of the most comment causes of basement and crawl space leaks are outside drain stoppages!
Fall Plumbing checklists are essential !
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