September can be a controversial seasonal month—is it still summer or is it the beginning of fall? Should you be sipping on a lavender latte or a pumpkin spice latte? Are you burning fall candles or still enjoying the aroma of ocean breeze?
No matter what side of the fence you fall on, it’s important that you are prepared for the fall season (whenever you decide that starts). Our team of skilled and trained plumbers has put together a list of plumbing maintenance tips to help you get through the fall and winter seasons without any problem.
- Disconnect Outside Water Hoses
If you’ve been using the water hose to water your summer vegetable garden or for your kids to play with in the backyard, now’s the time to disconnect it and drain any remaining water from your outdoor faucets. When winter comes you won’t want to be dealing with a frozen or burst pipe because you forgot this critical step in your home’s plumbing maintenance.
- Inspect the Water Heater
One of the best parts about the fall and winter seasons is lower temperatures. However, the lower temperatures mean that your water heater will have to work harder than it has been to provide hot water. Now is the ideal time to have your water heater flushed to get rid of any sediment build-up and ensure that it is prepared to take you through the colder seasons.
- Clean Your Gutters
It’s not anyone’s favorite thing to do, but it is important. Make sure to clean your gutters so that water can freely flow and won’t cause any leaks or water damage to your home. As leaves start to fall from trees and storms come through as hurricane season continues, you’ll want to keep an eye on this and keep up with your home’s maintenance.
- Insulate Any Pipes
If you have pipes in an uninsulated part of your home, like the basement, crawlspace, attic or garage, now is an ideal time to insulate those pipes so that they don’t freeze or burst when a cold front comes through this winter.
- Check Your Sewer System
This fall, be sure that your sewer line systems are intact and properly working. Leaking and broken sewer lines can lead to a messy situation, but with annual maintenance, the team at Ease Plumbing can put your mind at Ease.
- Call Ease Plumbing
If you’re looking to put your mind at Ease year-round, give the team at Ease Plumbing a call and ask about our PROs Membership. In partnership with Ease Air and Viva Electric, the PROs Membership is your one-stop shop for all of your home service needs. This membership includes 2 maintenance visits annually, water heater inspection, water quality testing and so much more.