Winter is coming, and that isn’t just something that the Starks say in Game of Thrones. Before we know it, it will be time to put away our favorite shorts and flip flops in exchange for toasty hats, cozy gloves, and warm winter coats! In the last blog from our Edwardsville plumber, we went over a few things that you can do to get your plumbing system ready for the fall, but we ran out of time! The following is a list of a few more fall plumbing tips that we think you will find helpful:
- Insulate any exposed pipes- Check out your basement and attic. Exposed pipes in these areas can easily freeze and cause some pretty extensive damage in your home. The cost of insulating your pipes now is a small price to pay compared to the cost of fixing a pipe that has been frozen and cracked.
- Clean your gutters- When snow melts on gutters that are already clogged, it can cause them to overflow, and if that water freezes, it will expand, which can cause expensive damage. Before the first snow falls, we recommend getting on your roof and cleaning out any leaves that are stuck in your gutters.
- Get your hot water heater serviced- During the cold months ahead, having access to hot water is more important than ever. That is why the autumn months are a great time for you to finally get your hot water heater serviced!
For more tips on protecting your plumbing during the fall and the winter, please check out our next blog!