Now that fall is here, you’re probably looking forward to some quality time with family, especially after the hubbub of summer. The kids are back in school, and you’re settled into a routine at work, but what about your house? If you’ve been putting off maintenance on the inside of the house in favor of working on the outside, then now is a great time to put together your fall plumbing checklist. At Spartan in Tacoma, we can provide professional plumbing services when you need them, and we’d love to help make sure that your home is ready to go this season.
Where to Begin?
You might not be certain where to begin with your fall plumbing checklist, and that’s okay. There’s plenty to do, and going through each room can be a great way to start. You’ll also want to inspect the outside of your house, since winterizing your outdoor faucets will be a priority.
1. Disconnect Your Hoses
If you’re done watering the garden for the fall, then take the time to disconnect, drain, and store your hoses. The last thing you want is for your hose bibb to freeze in October or November during that first chilly night, all because you forgot to put the hose away.
2. Check the Water Heater
Since you’re likely going to be home more during the fall and winter, this can mean that your water heater gets more use during this time of year. This is especially true if you’ll have house guests over the next few months. Making sure your water heater is ready to go, and if it’s more than 10 years old, you may want to think about replacing it. You can also have us flush the water heater so that it’s at peak performance for the season.
3. Inspect and Insulate Exposed Pipes
If you have pipes running through your attic or crawlspace, then it’s important to make sure they’re insulated for the colder months of the year. Frozen pipes can lead to a myriad of problems, but our team can thoroughly inspect and insulate all of your home’s plumbing.
4. Check for Leaks
If you’ve noticed a drop in water pressure in certain rooms of the house, or you’re worried that a pipe behind the wall or under the floor may be leaking, then call us today for complete leak detection. If a leak is found, we’ll work quickly to repair it, and we can also provide repipe services for those parts of your house that need it.
This checklist is a great place to start when it comes to making sure your plumbing is ready to go for the fall, but there are of course other items that could be on it. At Spartan in Tacoma, we’re here to provide comprehensive plumbing services when you need them, and we’re always ready to take on a new challenge.
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