Preparing Your Plumbing for the Upcoming Fall Season
Although the vibrant autumn colors, wonderful temperatures and upcoming holiday gatherings make fall an exciting season, the chilly conditions can wreak havoc on your plumbing if you don’t prepare your home for it. While winter may appear to be far away, now is the time to prepare your home – both inside and out – so you don’t have to follow up with issues during the holidays.
B&W is a full-service plumbing company whose services include water treatment, water heaters and frozen or leaky pipe replacement. Our licensed plumbers also replace bathtubs, toilets, showers, garbage disposals, sinks and more! If you’re in need of plumbing repair or installation, contact the friendly plumbing professionals at B&W today.
How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Cold Weather
The following are some ways to prepare your plumbing for the fall season:
Clean Your Home’s Exterior
Even before the temperatures hit the freezing point, the exterior spigots and outside hoses may be subject to damage caused by the weather. To prevent such issues, clean the exterior of your home by removing the outside hoses and storing them in a garage or a tool shed. This will not only protect the spigots from being damaged by frozen water in the winters, but it also will help you identify any leaks early on. Spotting any leaks is particularly difficult in wet conditions, so it’s advised to get them fixed beforehand.
Get a Tankless Water Heater
What else can compare to the mesmerizing feeling of a hot shower in winter? As an obvious step, make sure that your water heater is up for handling its duties when you need it the most. Tank type heaters can be annoying if someone else uses up all the hot water before you have the chance to take a shower. One great solution is to install a tankless water heater in your home. A tankless water heater will supply an endless supply of hot water.
Clear the Sewers
The last thing you want during the fall is sewage backing up into your home due to a blockage in the sewer. Homeowners often believe that clearing the sewage lines is the responsibility of the city or municipality, but some steps can be taken on an individual level to curb sewer issues. If you have an outside clean out, this makes cleaning the sewer easier and faster. If you have an older sewer, let the plumbers at B&W give your drains some care before the relatives arrive for the holidays.
Install a Streamlabs leak detector and automatic shut-off before the freezing temperatures arrive. A Streamlabs leak detector and automatic shut-off will protect your home from water leaks, save money on insurance and monthly water bills and control the water usage and efficiency in your home. When you have plumber from B&W Plumbing install your StreamLabs leak detector and automatic shut-off, you will receive an insurance certification letter that may result in a premium reduction.
Contact B&W for Your Home’s Plumbing Needs
Preparing your plumbing for the fall is the best way to free yourself from the issues caused by wet and freezing weather conditions. By following the steps mentioned above, you won’t have to worry about damages and blockages, but you will certainly need a professional plumber to perform these actions.
When you contact B&W for your home’s plumbing needs, you can rest assured that you’re hiring a company that has your best interests in mind. Our licensed plumbers are expertly trained to perform all types of plumbing repairs and installation. The next time you need a plumber, give us a call!