Prepare Your Plumbing for Cooler Months

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 12:16
Prepare Your Plumbing for Cooler Months

The summer is about to be in the rearview mirror. Days of 90-plus degree weather are coming to an end. Soon, the searing heat will be no more, and you will have to leave the house with multiple layers on to combat the chilly outdoors.

Along with putting on additional layers, there are things that need to be taken care of to ensure a smooth fall and winter season. One of those things is to prepare your plumbing system at home for the colder weather. 

Action Service Company, LLC will be there every step of the way but has some expertise to share on how you can take care of your plumbing this upcoming season.

 

Brace yourselves. Winter is coming.

Preparing Your Plumbing

Doing some maintenance for your plumbing at the end of summer is crucial to how smooth the months that follow will be. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you brace for the winter.

1. Find your water main. 

Locating your main water source is thinking ahead. Not every accident can be diverted as life happens. In this event, you will want to know where your water main is so you can shut off the water in an emergency and tell Action Service Company, LLC where it is located for the best service possible.

2. Check for leaks. 

This is tedious and hard to detect before it’s too late. You will want to go through the entire house and make sure there are no leaks under every sink, around every toilet, the water heater etc. 

The earlier you catch it, the quicker you can bring Action Service Company, LLC in and get it fixed before bigger issues arise.

3. Septic system check. 

Just like a lot of crucial items often overlooked, the septic system should undergo an annual inspection. This visual inspection is important. Did you know that modern septic tanks have a filter inside that needs to be cleaned and serviced? 

4. Water heater check. 

Just like the septic tank, you should get your water heater inspected and provide maintenance every year. While Action Service Company, LLC is there inspecting the septic system, they can check the water heater as well! 

5. Insulate your pipes. 

If you have any water pipes that are exposed to the cold weather that may come, check and see if they are properly insulated. This helps keep the pipes from freezing during the winter weather. 

If your pipes aren’t insulated properly, you run a risk of the pipes bursting and having bigger issues. 

If you don’t want to do this DIY project, Action Service Company, LLC can install insulation for your pipes to prevent this from happening.

6. Winterize your faucets. 

The faucets you have outdoors should be winterized, which means turning off the water to your garden hoses and disconnecting them from the faucets. Protecting these faucets that are exposed to the weather 24/7 and 365 days a year will save you time in the long run when it’s gardening time in the spring, and your outdoor faucets are no longer working.

7. Mind your away time. 

The winter months include legal holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years - all prime times to leave your home to visit family or have a vacation. Go and enjoy your vacation, but first, make sure your home is safe. If you’re going to be away for an extended period of time, some homeowners choose  to shut off the water and drain the pipes. 

This prevents the pipes from bursting or freezing while you are gone. Returning home to that disaster will take the vacation mood away real quick! Not to mention how costly the damage would be.

These are all things you should do in preparation for the winter months in regards to your plumbing. Take all measures when protecting your home, and your faucets, from the weather that is to come. If you don’t, this may lead to really big problems as you try to save for holiday shopping.

How Action Service Company, LLC Can Help

Action Service Company, LLC is dedicated to making sure your plumbing is good to go this winter season, knowing how vital it is for your home to stay safe. Action Service Company, LLC has experts that can help you with all the tasks above, whether it’s maintenance, inspections, or anything else you might require. Action Service Company, LLC is here to help! 

Our company has decades of experience providing plumbing maintenance, repairs, and installation in Statesville and the surrounding areas. Contact the professional plumbers at Action Service Company, LLC in Statesville for assistance today.