It’s starting to cool down outside as the season’s change and it’s a great time to ensure your plumbing is ready for the winter season. We’ve got a few tips to simplify this process and help avoid costly repairs.
Watch the Weather
Although fall weather can be very unpredictable, it’s in your best interest to keep an eye on freezing temperatures for your pipe’s sake. This is because when freezing temperatures hit, the water in your pipes can freeze which will lead to unwanted expansion and possibly breaks in your pipes. If you know when the freezing temperatures are expected, you can prepare yourself by ensuring that your indoor plumbing stays warm. This may also be a good time to consider insulating your pipes to protect them from the upcoming winter. Another thing to check with freezing temperatures is any blockages in your gutters that need to be cleaned out, as they could turn into unwanted ice dams, putting strain on your gutters.
A leaky pipe may seem like a non- urgent and fairly small repair at first. However, if left untreated for an extended period of time, it will ultimately develop into a more serious and costly problem. Check your home’s pipes for any signs of leakage and call a professional plumber to repair any found leaks as soon as possible this season. Be sure to check under sinks and around the tub, shower, and toilet. If you suspect you have leaks, call us today at (828)253-3621 or contact us online for our professional opinion or to schedule service.
Clean Your Water Heater
This is the best time of year to do a little maintenance on your hard working hot water heater. Sediment build ups in water heaters are one of the most common causes of leaks and over all decreased efficiency. For this reason, it’s a good idea to flush your hot water heater at least once a year and check for any concerning rust spots. Consider calling a professional and scheduling a routine maintenance on your system, preparing your water heater for the colder weather to come.
Bolton Plumbing Service
Call Bolton today for more information on preparing your plumbing system for the colder months. With plumbers on staff, many of which have more than 25 years with Bolton, we come prepared to handle most problems on the spot, and can provide you with professional advice and free estimates for just about every project.
Let’s Talk Tanks
Dial 828-253-3621 and a friendly Bolton Service staff member will connect you with a tankless water heater expert.
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