Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips and Tricks

Fall Plumbing Maintenance TipsThe leaves are beginning to change color, the air is cooling to what we Arizonians consider a mild climate, and the days are getting shorter. That can only mean one thing my friends…fall has officially arrived!

As a result of falls arrival, we know that winter isn’t far behind, which means that now is the perfect time to start prepping your homes’ plumbing for cold days and even colder nights.

Why? Because cold weather can play havoc on your plumbing fixtures, which could potentially cause busted pipes and other major plumbing headaches. Headaches that often cause big bucks to relieve…

So, to our loyal readers, we offer the following plumbing maintenance tips and tricks to ensure you don’t put a major dent in your wallet. As temperatures start dipping this fall, it pays to plan ahead, by following these tips and tricks.

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Tip #1: Flush the Water Out of Your Plumbing System

To do this, you should first completely turn off your home’s water supply, by either contacting your local water company or doing it yourself (depending on water source). Once the main water supply is turned off, you should proceed to the next step, which is turning on two faucets: one on high and the other on low.

Tip #2: Insulate your Pipes

Insulating your pipes with the right insulation materials (look for high R-values) will keep them from getting to cold. Actually, insulating your pipes throughout the fall and winter will also help avoid the need for water heater repair and reduce your electricity bill, especially if you insulate your hot water heater itself and pipes.

Tip #3: Use Anti-Freeze to Protect

I know what you’re thinking but using RV anti-freeze in areas where water tends to linger is actually one of the best things you can do to help keep said water from freezing. Add anti-freeze to these fixtures: toilet, sink, bathtubs or shower stalls. Do not add it to: drinking systems, dish washer or washing machines.

Tip #4: Hire a Professional Plumber

When you’re prepping your home for the winter months ahead, ensuring your plumbing system is protected becomes one of the most important activities you can do as a homeowner. But if you balk at the idea of handling more detailed plumbing work, you may want to consider hiring a reputable emergency plumber Mesa.

Finding a reputable plumber in your area, such as those employed by A-Peoria Plumbing, can save you time and money. It also means that the job will be completed correctly the first time around. For more information, or to schedule service, contact A-Peoria at (623) 979-7223. We offer FREE estimates!

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