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Plumbing Tips for Fall

by Oct 29, 2021Seasonal0 comments

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Fall is here and it is time to start thinking about taking care of your plumbing before heading into winter.

Remember, a little prevention now can save you a big headache later. It is never too early to prepare your plumbing for the changing seasons. Fall is officially time to retire the garden hoses and prepare your home for the cooler air with these plumbing tips.

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1. Remove, Drain and Store Garden Hoses

We want your garden hose to last another year, so it’s important that you properly stow it away. When the hose has been disconnected, drain the water and place it in an area of your home that will not reach freezing temperatures. Water that’s left inside the hose can freeze and expand, causing the hose to break.

2. Turn Off Your Hose Bib

One of the most important tasks that you’ll need to do this season is to properly turn off your hose bib and inside water supply line. If your hose bib was leaking this summer, we advise that you invest in a frost-proof hose bib before the first frost occurs. If a hose bib isn’t properly turned off, water can freeze in the supply line, which can cause pipes to burst. To avoid any issues, give us a call today to complete any hose bib installation or repair.

3. Check Your Sewer System

The Fall, Winter and Spring months can overwork your sewer system. If you have had any issues in the past or would like to have preventative maintenance completed, give us a call to schedule a sewer line inspection.

4. Complete Water Heater Maintenance

Annual maintenance is crucial to extend the life of your water heater. While most water heaters will last, on average, 8 to 12 years, water heater flushes tend to increase water efficiency and saves money on your future utility bills. If you want to increase water efficiency and save some money on your utility bill, schedule a water heater maintenance service with us.

5. Inspect Your Sump Pump

Due to high ground water levels from Fall to Spring thaw, we advise that you confirm proper operation of your sump pump. No one wants a flooded basement.

We’re here to make sure your plumbing system is prepared for the coming Winter weather! No job is too big or too small for our experts at Farmington Valley Plumbing. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment to take care of any plumbing issues you may have or have a preventative check done of your system.

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