Is your plumbing prepared and ready to tackle the cold fall and winter months ahead? You don’t want to fall behind on taking care of your plumbing this season. Here are the top 3 surprising ways you can prepare your plumbing for the fall season.
1. Insulate Your Pipes
A homeowner’s worst nightmare? Frozen pipes. Many people have a long checklist of things they have to do to winterize their home, but among the most important is winterizing the plumbing. The best way to ensure you don’t have frozen pipes on your hands this season is to make sure you insulate them before the cold winter months get here. This is especially important if your pipes are located in non-heated spaces, such as your garage or your basement. Aside from dealing with frozen pipes, there are other benefits to insulating your pipes, including improving energy efficiency and preventing condensation.
2. Check On Your Outdoor Faucets
Winterizing your outdoor faucets is amongst one of the more important ways to prepare your plumbing for fall and winter. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second could waste about 3,000 gallons of water per year. If you have a leaky faucet, you want to make sure to address the issue quickly. When temperatures get at or below freezing, leaky faucets can lead to serious plumbing maintenance issues and even costly water damage. Not only that, but ignoring leaks can also lead to high utility costs.
One way to ensure your outdoor faucets are ready for the cooler months is to turn them off. However, keep in mind that water expands as it freezes. If there’s water inside your pipes, for example, the ice can grow too large and burst the pipe once the temperature drops below freezing.
3. Schedule a Professional Plumbing Maintenance
One of the best ways you can ensure your plumbing is working at its best all season long is by scheduling a professional plumbing maintenance. A plumbing maintenance can help you catch problems early on before they become damaging and costly. At Legacy 4 Plumbing, we offer the following in our maintenance agreement:
- Checking for leaks in your water, drain, gas, and sewer lines
- Water heater flushing and tune-up
- Preventative drain cleaning and hydro-jetting
- Water filter or water softener maintenance
- Checking for leaks or issues in your fixtures (faucets and toilets)
Are Your Ready To Schedule Your Fall Plumbing Maintenance? Contact The Pros At Legacy 4 Plumbing in Norman, OK and Surrounding Areas
At Legacy 4 Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing the best plumbing service possible in the Oklahoma City metro area. During your plumbing maintenance, if we notice any problems with your plumbing, we will provide the necessary repair or replacement. You can rest assured our team of professionals will always have your best interest in mind. Call us today at 405-788-1139 or fill out our online form here and a team member will be in touch with you soon.