Each season brings a change in weather and temperature. Once you realize there are different ways you need to prepare your home to defend from the worst they have to offer, life gets a little easier. Here are a few fall plumbing tips that will make the transition more comfortable for you.
When it comes to your home’s plumbing, autumn isn’t merely a time to clean up after summer.
Fall Plumbing Tips to Prepare For Winter
Now that you don’t need to worry about your hose leaking, you can remove your hose and adequately store it until next year. After disconnecting the hose from your home, drain any water from within and safely store the tube. If you do leave water within and leave it somewhere that can reach freezing temperature, the water inside can freeze and expand, thus damaging your hose.
You will also need to properly turn off your hose bibb and the inside of water supply line. If you forget this step, then water can freeze inside the supply line and lead to pipes bursting.
Be sure to schedule maintenance on your water heater early. Many water heaters can last a decade. And with annual service, you can be comfortable knowing that you won’t have to power through a cold shower waiting for a fix when it is already cold outside. Plus, with proper maintenance, your water heater can increase water efficiency and save you on your utility bills.
Most importantly, inspect and insulate your pipes in basements, attics, crawl spaces, and garages. The best time to prepare for the winter ahead is now, and Kellermeier Plumbing’s fall plumbing tips can help. Call us today at 616-866-5134 and speak with the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing. In addition to installation and repair, we also offer 24-hour emergency service.