As summer is coming to an end and the air is getting cooler, fall is the best time to begin preparing your plumbing for the fall and winter months ahead. To avoid plumbing problems throughout the cooler months, here are some preventative measures you can take to protect your plumbing.
1. Wrap Up the Water Hose.
If you leave your water hose connected to your outdoor pipes, you run the risk of the water freezing – damaging your pipes and your hose. Wrapping your hose up and putting it away until next spring is a good way to make sure you save some money, prevent some damage, and still get to enjoy your hose next year.
2. Protect Your Pipes.
Speaking of pipes freezing, it’s a good idea to make sure they’re bundled up against the fall weather, too. NC weather can be all over the place, and you don’t want an unexpected freeze to cause problems with your pipes. Just like you need a coat to go out in the winter, so do your pipes. If you’re unsure how to insulate your plumbing, call Eastern Plumbing and we can help you take care of it!
3. Flush Your Water Heater.
No one wants to take a cold shower – especially not in the winter months! By flushing your water heater at the start of the season, you are removing any build up from the past months. This is particularly important if you live in areas with harder water. Once drained, your water heater should work all winter!
4. Keep an Eye on the Leaves.
The falling leaves look pretty, but they can also be harmful to your plumbing. Wind and rain can push leaves into your gutters, window wells, and eavestroughs. This can cause clogs and blockages throughout your home. Make sure to rake and dispose of your leaves to avoid problems like this.
5. Get Your Plumbing Inspected.
It’s recommended that you get regular inspections of your plumbing, and fall is the perfect time to get yours! Eastern Plumbing is happy to send one of our licensed, experienced plumbers to complete plumbing maintenance tasks. We’ll be able to identify any pipes in need of repair, check your hot water heater, and fix any faucets.
Eastern Plumbing is locally owned and operated. That means when we serve you, we take care of you like we want our own families to be taken care of. This is our way of showing our customers we’re committed to get the job done right. We’re all in.
Call us today at 252-758-7579 to schedule an inspection or service!