It’s time to put away the swimsuits as the sweater weather is here. With the promise of cooler Fall evenings, campfires, smores, and all things Pumpkin Spice, it can be easy to forget home maintenance tasks undone.
Here at Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, we would like to remind you that winter is coming, and now is the best time to get your home plumbing system, furnace, and boiler ready for the cold weather. Preventive maintenance or catching minor plumbing problems, before they turn into huge problems, does not take much of your time and will pay off in the end. Consider the following plumbing tips below:
Learn How to Shut Off Your Water
If you are planning to travel or be away from your home for a week or longer, you should learn how to turn your water off at the main water valve. It’s one of the most important plumbing tips to follow. It will help avoid and prevent any flooding surprises in your home while you’re gone. Shut off the valve and then turn on all the faucets in your home to drain the water from the pipes.
Remove Drain and Store Garden Hoses
If you want your garden hose to last another year, it’s necessary that you properly stow it away. Disconnect the hose, drain the water, and store it in a place that will not reach freezing point. Water that’s left inside the hose can freeze up resulting in the hose breaking.
Turn Off Your Hose Bib
Correctly turning off your hose bib and inside water supply line is one of the most critical duties that you’ll need to do this season. If you inspect any leaking hose bib this summer, we strongly advise that you invest in a frost-proof hose bib before the temperature drops. Properly shutting off your hose bib can prevent you from frozen pipes in the supply line which can cause pipes to burst. To avoid any problems, give our Bend plumbers, plumbing Eugene, Portland plumbers, and Salem plumbing to complete any hose bib installation or repair.
Check Your Sump Pump
Hurricane season might not be over, and heavy rains may still strike so make sure your sump pump is working appropriately. Check your pump if it’s plugged in and its drain is clear of debris. Also, test your pump by slowly pouring water into the sump pit and confirming that the pump kicks on and the water drains. If you need installation or inspection of your sump pump, contact our Bellevue plumbing, Seattle plumbing, Spokane plumbing, Tacoma plumbing, and Vancouver plumbing for our Washington customers.
Inspect Plumbing in Your Bathrooms
If you’re expecting guests in your home this coming fall and winter holidays, make sure that your bathrooms are in good working shape. Ensure your sinks and pipes are not clogged and are draining smoothly. Inspect for leaks under your sink or your toilet‘s water connection. Keep a handy dandy plunger in your guest bathroom in case your toilet backups. Call our plumbing services in Las Vegas for a thorough bathroom inspection or fixture installation.
Maintenance For Your Water Heater
Check for any leaks or cuts in your water heater‘s tank. Always have your hot water heater serviced each year by a professional plumbing service in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. If you haven’t had your water heater service yet, it is a perfect idea to schedule it now at Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling. Your water heater works harder during the winter so give it a lot of care and love these coming cooler months.
For more plumbing, water heater, heating & cooling, and sewer & main line tips and services, call Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling at 888-671-7767, or you can email [email protected] for your residential and commercial service needs.
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