Fall is in full swing here in Richmond, Virginia. Now is the best time to prepare your home plumbing system for winter. As the leaves change and fall and the weather gets colder, it’s critical to ensure your pipes, faucets, and gutters are in good shape.
Short Pump Heating & Air is here to offer a few tips to help you prevent expensive, unnecessary plumbing issues. All you need to do is a few housekeeping tasks in the fall, before temperatures hit freezing.
Disconnect your water hose from the hose head. This will prevent your interior pipes connected to the outdoor water faucets from freezing and possibly breaking, leaving you with a costly and inconvenient problem.
Ensure all outdoor faucets are free of leaks and drips. Turn them entirely off and shut off the interior valve for the outside.
Now’s the best time to clean your gutters. Backed-up gutters can prevent water from flowing freely and create further issues for your home.
Go around and inspect your indoor faucets and plumbing components (toilets, faucets, sinks, showerheads, etc.) for leaks or cracks and get them repaired.
Call a Short Pump Heating & Air plumber or try it yourself — drain your water heater to prevent rust and sediment buildup. This will likely improve your hot water through the winter when you need it most.
Fall Plumbing Maintenance
Basic plumbing maintenance and seasonal tasks performed in the fall will potentially save you a lot of headaches and expenses come this winter. Short Pump Heating & Air can handle any of your plumbing needs or preventative maintenance this fall.
Call 804-364-9040 for any plumbing, HVAC, or electrical needs.