Seasonal plumbing tips to get your home ready for Fall and Winter

Falling leaves and cooler temperatures are a gentle reminder that Fall is here and Winter is on it’s way!  This is the season to prepare your home’s plumbing ready for the change of weather and ensure that you and your family have a safe and secure holiday season. In this blog post, we’ll share 5 seasonal plumbing tips to help you keep your systems running in tip top shape.

 

1. Check the insulation around pipes

There’s no two ways about it: frozen pipes are an absolute disaster waiting to happen. That’s why one of the most essential tasks in the fall is making sure your pipe insulation is ready to go. Properly insulated pipes are not just less likely to freeze, but they can help your water heater work more efficiently, since less heat escapes from the pipes as water is transported through them.

Have one of the professional plumbers here at Reimer check both your inside and outside pipes to make sure the insulation is in good shape and not showing signs of deterioration. If your pipes do need new insulation, we’ll advise you on how to best go about that and what areas of the home need to be re-insulated.

2. Have CrackerJack Plumbing Pros check the water pressure in your pipes

Another one of our seasonal plumbing tips: check the water pressure. You can buy a gauge from your local hardware store to check the water pressure. Experts suggest that the water pressure should be between 40- to 80-pounds per inch (PPI).

So, what if you find that you do have high water pressure? You need to call CrackerJack Plumbing Pros. We have tools and ways to reduce the water pressure in your home’s plumbing. Excessive water pressure can result in damaged pipes, valves, and faucets. It can result in a pipe leakage problem and dramatically shorten the lifespan of your home’s plumbing.

3. Call our team for a leak inspection

When people picture leaks, they often imagine them in easy-to-reach places, such as underneath their kitchen sink. That’s because you don’t see many of your home’s water pipes, which are underneath the slab, in walls, or behind cabinets.

Left untreated, a water leak can destroy your home by causing all sorts of problems, ranging from structural damage to the growth of mold and mildew. That’s not something you want to be dealing with during the holidays!

If you suspect you have a leak in your home, contact CrackerJack Plumbing Pros leak detection services. Our plumbers have specialized tools that allow us to pinpoint where leaks are. From there, we’ll talk with you about your options for fixing the leak and any damage that it has caused.

4. Have CrackerJack Plumbing Pros inspect your water heater

On a cold morning here in Anderson, is there anything more important than a hot shower? That’s why one of our seasonal plumbing tips is to have CrackerJack inspect and maintain your water heater.

If you own a standard water heater, chances are that it will need to be replaced after approximately 10-12 years of service. If yours is getting up there in age, it’s an especially good idea to have CrackerJack take a look. Even if we advise a new water heater, that’s better than having yours fail on the coldest night of the year or, worse, having it burst and flood your garage, basement, or laundry room.

5. Get your sump pump checked

Your sump pump is the last line of defense for your home. Sump pumps help protect your basement from flooding, and it’s important that yours is in working order ahead of a winter full of snow and burst pipes.

Have the team at CrackerJack take a look at your sump pump to make sure it’s ready for the cold weather ahead.

Call CrackerJack Plumbing Pros for all your plumbing needs!

If you want to schedule a plumbing maintenance to get ready for fall, you can contact . We provide expert plumbing service in Buffalo and surrounding areas. Our experienced team of certified and licensed plumbers will do a terrific plumbing job for you.

About The Author

Brandon Stowe is the President of CrackerJack Plumbing Pros
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