Preparing Your Plumbing For Autumn

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Fall is a beautiful time when the leaves change color and begin falling. While it is a very festive part of the year, it's also a period of time when you need to put more focus on protecting your plumbing. 

Check Your Pipes

One of the biggest concerns is the affect that cold weather has on your pipes. While it might seem like it only affects your pipes during the winter, but it's also a problem during unusually cold autumn years. Also, you might as well get a head start. If you do not protect your pipes during the winter months, they'll be more likely to burst. 

Check Your Hot Water Heater

As cold weather comes, your hot water heater will have to work harder to keep your water warm. If you do not have your hot water heater inspected, it's more likely to fail during winter months. Make sure that a professional plumber inspects your pipes to make sure that they're all insulated properly as well. 

Check Your Drains

The autumn months tends to cause drains to become clogged because of all the debris that is produced as a result. Wind, rain and foot traffic can all push debris into the drains. To prevent the debris from entering the drains, make sure that your plumber replaces the old drain cover with a new one. 

Look for Intruders

Autumn is a time when you are more likely to come across unwanted guests. You might open the lid of your toilet to find a critter inside. Animals will often enter your home in order to escape the cold weather. To keep a critter from crawling inside from your toilet, make sure that all access points are sealed off beforehand. 

Be Careful with Your Cooking Habits

The fall and winter are a time when you might be spending more time indoors cooking. But be careful and make sure that the scraps are disposed of properly. You will likely have fats and oils that accumulate as you are cooking. If you are going to use a garbage disposal, you are better off turning it on first, letting the water run and adding the food afterward. 

If you're not sure if your plumbing system is prepared for fall, your best option is to contact a plumber. He or she can perform a full inspection of your plumbing works to make sure that they will handle the fall.

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19 September 2018

Exploring The Importance of Plumbing Pipes

Hi everyone, my name is Linda Strickerts. I am going to talk about plumbing pipes problems, repairs and upgrades on this site. Although the pipes hide beneath the floors and behind the walls, they are an integral part of the home. Without plumbing pipes, we would still be heading out to the outhouse to do our business. Washing clothes, dishes and ourselves would also not be possible without carrying buckets of water in and out of the home. I hope to explore the different ways plumbing pipes changed our lives for the better. I will talk about keeping the pipes in great shape as well. Thanks.