Now that autumn has arrived and winter is right around the corner, homeowners need to take a bit of time to determine what they need to do to prepare their residential plumbing for the cold weather ahead. Although it is not extremely cold right now, the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing highly recommends you take care of these important steps now, before the weather gets any colder. We don’t want you to find yourself faced with plumbing problems this fall or winter and want to ensure that your home’s plumbing is performing at peak levels sooner rather than later.
Important Residential Plumbing Tasks to Perform Before the Cold Sets In
For starters, our highly skilled and certified plumbers recommend that you take time out to flush your water heater. As you may already know, during the colder weather your water heater will work much harder, which is why it is so important to ensure that it is running effectively and efficiently. It is necessary to flush out your water heater to remove sediment that has accumulated in your efforts to avoid any rust or corrosion to your heater. In addition, by flushing out the water heater routinely, you easily enhance its performance level and overall life expectancy. This is where the professionals at Steve Mull Plumbing come in. Our plumbers are on hand to handle your every plumbing need, no matter how big or how small your plumbing project may be, and that includes flushing out your water heater.
With that said, we strongly suggest you schedule a full plumbing inspection in anticipation of the cold weather ahead. The cold temperatures can certainly have a negative impact on your overall plumbing system, which is why an inspection is so important. Simply give a call out to our friendly, professional staff and schedule your inspection to ensure that your pipes and system are ready to handle the fall and winter cold seasons.
Next, be sure to check your pipes for any leaks. What may seem to be a meaningless small drip now can certainly turn into a serious problem when the outside temperatures begin to drop. Also, take necessary steps to clean out your gutter system. In the fall, as we all know, leaves are abundant and many make their way into your gutters. When this happens, they can cause clogged gutters which ultimately interrupt the flow of water to the drains. If clogging takes place there is a good chance that water accumulated in the gutters will freeze over time.
Finally, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of checking your roof for any leaks, damage of any type, or for accumulated debris. A leaking or damaged roof can result in serious problems for your home in the cold weather. Whether water, cold air or other elements make their way into your home from a leaking or damaged roof, rest assured they can create increased heating bills and even lead to costly repairs over time.
Yes, fall is here and winter is right around the corner so don’t delay. Take time to reach out to the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing and let our qualified techs help get your residential plumbing ready for the cold fall and winter months ahead. Our plumbers are top-rated when it comes to performing inspections and handling any maintenance or repair services you may have. We don’t want you to get caught in the cold with serious plumbing problems which is why we encourage you to take necessary steps to prepare your plumbing now. Don’t delay. Pick up that phone and contact our professional team today!!