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Get Ready for Fall with Tips from Expert Pittsburgh Plumbers
The days are getting shorter, and the air is getting colder. Fall has officially arrived. In the world of plumbing, that means it’s time to get the entire house prepared for the freezing winter months that lie ahead. Our experienced Pittsburgh plumbers recommend that all homeowners put preventative plumbing maintenance at the top of their to-do lists this fall.
Fall Plumbing Tips
- Disconnect all garden hoses from the house, and turn off the valves for the winter. If you leave your garden hose outside all winter long, the water in the hose can freeze and your pipes can be damaged.
- If you have a sprinkler system, be sure to have it blown out in September or October. If you procrastinate and wait too long, you can ruin your sprinkler system and pipes inside your home can burst.
- Schedule a preventative maintenance appointment for your water heater. Your water heater will be working overtime during the winter months, so you will want it to be in its best shape before the cold weather arrives. A professional service member can flush out your water heater and remove any sediment build-up from the appliance.
- Make sure your water heater temperature is set. Our Pittsburgh plumbers recommend setting your water heater for 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Clean out your gutters. Leaves and debris can easily build up in your gutters and clog the drainage system. If there is standing water in your gutters, it will freeze over the winter and cause damage to the exterior of your home.
This change of season presents the perfect opportunity to take some extra time to complete preventative maintenance on your plumbing system. To find out more information about our preventative care packages and to learn about other important routine maintenance services we offer our customers, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with all of your plumbing needs this fall and in the future.