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Essential Tips for Preparing Your House Plumbing for the Winter, Brought to You by Plunger the Dog

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Plunger the Dog speaking and here to help you prepare for the changing seasons. As fall is in the air, we are getting a taste of the cold weather that is to come. With that, it’s important to take care of your house’s plumbing system before the cold weather creeps in and creates problems. To avoid any issues that may arise with the weather, here is a list of things you can do to prevent needing a plumber and save you money this season.

  • Disconnect any outside hoses. If left connected, water inside of the hoses can freeze and expand the faucet, causing interior pipes to become brittle and break. In addition, make sure any outside water pipes are shut off.
  • Check outside faucets to make sure they’re operating normally and that there are no leaks. When pipes freeze, pressure builds up, causing pipes to crack and break. Head these problems off early by contacting Dial 1 Plumbing before colder weather moves in
  • In the colder months, your water heater is used more frequently. It is helpful to flush out the water heater to remove any sediment build up, which can cause corrosion and reduce the lifetime span of your water heater. If you are in need of water heater repair or installation, we’re here to help.
  • Clean out gutters and downspouts. This prevents fall leaf and other debris buildup, which can cause clogs and result in damaging ice trapped under the roof.

 

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