There are a lot of wonderful things about the fall and the winter, like the holidays, family time, cozy nights by the fire, and so much more! Unfortunately, not everything about the fall and the winter is good. Not many people like the cold, and neither does your plumbing. In our last blog, our experienced Fairview Height plumber went over a few things that you can do to prepare your home for the next few months of cold. The following is a list of a rest of those tips:
- Get your furnace inspected- Make sure that your furnace will run smoothly all winter long by getting it inspected before it starts to get cold. It is also a good idea to change your filters. This will positively impact your life in two ways, it will filter out allergens more effectively and it will help to save energy.
- Get your septic system serviced- The last thing that you want is for your septic system to back up when the snow starts to melt. That is why it is smart to get your septic system serviced before the snow starts to fall.
- Insulate any spaces where cold air can blow on your pipes- The more your pipes are exposed to cold air, the more likely they are to freeze. Insulating any open spaces will not only prevent your pipes from freezing, but it can also prevent colds drafts in your home.
- Locate the main water valve in your home- Did you know that a pipe that has burst can gush as much as 10 gallons of water per minute? Even if you have taken precautions to prevent your pipes from freezing, it is always a good idea to know where the main water valve in your home is, so that you can quickly shut it off.