Fall is already fast approaching and the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing want to provide our valued clients with a simple checklist of cold weather plumbing tips to prepare your home’s plumbing system for the cold weather months ahead. We highly recommend you not wait until the cold weather sets in, but rather take time out now to perform these simple tasks to ensure that your home is ready when that cold, frigid weather arrives.
SIMPLE TASKS TO PREP YOUR PLUMBING FOR THE COLD WEATHER
- Flush your home’s water heater – The colder the weather gets outside, the harder your water heater will work. With that said, it is important to ensure that it is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible. Take time to flush out your water heater so as to remove any sediment that may have accumulated and avoid corrosion. Routine flushing of your water heater will also help to extend the life span of your heater as well.
- Know where your plumbing controls in your home are located – Be sure you know exactly where your home’s shutoff valve is located. If you fall prey to frozen pipes in the bitter cold weather, you will want and need to know how to shut off the water to minimize damage and costs. It is important to be able to shut the flow of water off immediately whenever your frozen pipes occur.
- Pay attention to your sump pump – Be sure to give focus to your sump pump which may very well find itself working overtime in the fall months when excessive rainfall tends to occur and in the winter time when constant wet conditions are present.
- Schedule a home plumbing inspection – The cold weather, as we all know, can certainly wreak a whole lot of problems, including costly plumbing problems. With that said, the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing highly recommends you contact our dedicated plumbers to schedule a home plumbing inspection to ensure that your plumbing system is in tip top shape for the cold weather months ahead. We don’t want you to find yourself faced with frozen pipes or any other costly plumbing problems this fall or winter, so be sure to schedule your inspection today.
For more information about prepping your home for the fall and winter months ahead, give a call out to our team. Our certified plumbers are highly skilled and experienced in performing plumbing inspections, identifying problems, and providing effective solutions. In addition, they provide the highest quality maintenance for all your plumbing needs and can tackle your every plumbing problem.
Our team takes tremendous pride in our top-rated products and services and in our high customer satisfaction rating. We have earned ourselves a spot on the marketplace and industry charts as one of the best all round plumbing companies this side of Lebanon. We offer emergency 24/7 services as well and are on hand to help all our clients identify and resolve all types of plumbing problems.
We know how disappointing it is to see the summer season come to an end, but want to remind all our valued clients to take appropriate steps to ensure the overall health and performance of your home’s plumbing system. From frozen pipes, a water heater failure, and even clogged drains to water line leaks and septic tank bursts the type and number of plumbing problems that can occur in the cold weather months are many.
Don’t fall prey to frozen pipes this winter. Take time out to perform the cold weather plumbing tips we discussed above and don’t forget to contact the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing to schedule your system inspection today. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the highest quality plumbing services and repairs, whether winter, spring, summer or fall.