Fall is Coming and the temperatures eventually drops, it’s important to make sure that you home and the plumbing system are ready for the first frost. Thankfully, Arch Plumbing is here to help.
PROTECT YOUR PIPES. Frozen pipes are one of the biggest- and most costly- plumbing problems in the wintertime. if the temperature of your pipes drops below 32 degrees, they can expand and ultimately, burst. This cause major headache for you. to help prevent this from occurring, be sure to insulate your pipes, particularly those that are in unheated areas of your home, such as an attic, crawl space or garage.
Winterize your Water Heather. your water heather should be flushed on an annual basis, and fall is the perfect time to do so. By flushing your system, you’re able to remove any sediment build -up, which allows you to save money on your energy bills. Flushing your water heather can be a complicated task, though, so it’s best to call on our professionals for help.
But that’s not all. to ensure that you will have a steady flow of hot water during the chillier months, Its important to test the temperature and pressure relief (TPR) valve. once the valve is located and opened, water should pour out of the discharge pipe. If so, then the TPR valve is working properly. if not, our experts will recommend the proper repair.
Also do not forget :
The Outdoor Hoses. Disconnect and drain your water hoses and then store them indoor before the first freeze.
Remember to turn it off, snowbirds. Escaping on an extended family vacation or heading south for the winter? shut off the main water supply completely, and then turn on each faucet to drain the water from pipes.
Occasionally run your water. If you periodically run water through your faucet, the pipes are less likely to freeze.
Arch Plumbing is located in St Charles, Missouri and has been in the service business since 2008 providing quality plumbing services.