Winter is fast approaching, and it is time to get your house in order. Once you complete your home decor, preparing your plumbing should be next on the list. At Putman and Sons we have a few fixes that we recommend to our customers to ensure their plumbing is ready for cold temperatures.
Turn Off Outdoor Faucets
Be sure to drain and turn off all outdoor faucets. This quick act helps prevent any water from freezing in the pipes leading to a pipe burst. You will want to remove any hoses or connections and store them elsewhere. Make sure to verify that there is no water left in the pipes by turning the faucet to full strength and then turning it off completely.
Check The Water Heater
Maintenance is important all year round, but a failed water heater is even more unfortunate during the colder months. Give Putman and Sons a call to schedule maintenance on your water heater before the temperatures drop. Our team will ensure it is running effectively and identify any potential issues and conduct any necessary repairs.
Insulate Your Pipes
Insulate any cold pipes before the cold weather hits. Consider wrapping any outdoor pipes or those in poorly insulated areas to avoid bursting. Check your attic or crawl spaces for any pipe that should be wrapped.
Check for Leaks
Before the snow falls, take a look around the exterior of your home. Check for any cracks or existing leaks. You’ll want to seal up any cracks to ensure that cold air cannot get in. The team at Putman and Sons is well-versed in preparing your home for the cold weather. We are ready to visit your home and take a look at the best ways to ensure plumbing safety during the winter. Give us a call today.