Monday, December 9, 2013

How to Prep Your Plumbing System for Fall and Winter

Fall has arrived and winter isn’t far behind! It’s important to know what you should do to prep your plumbing system for the cooler seasons. Below are a few tips and suggestions that we have for you.
  • Fix any leaky sinks or faucets that you might have around your home. If you wait until the cold weather has arrived to fix the leaks, the pipes could freeze causing additional issues.
  • Be sure to insulate any exposed pipes in or around your home. Exposed pipes will mainly be located in your attic, crawl space and garage.
  • If you have outdoor hoses be sure to disconnect them from the outdoor faucets. Store the hose in your shed or garage to protect it from the cold weather.
  • Do you know where your water main is located? If not, figure it out BEFORE the cold weather hits. If your pipes freeze and burst this winter you’ll want to be able to shut off the water quickly in order to minimize further damage.

    • Contact Shelton Plumbing to request a service call, and make sure your plumbing system is ready for the cold months that lie ahead.