Fall is officially here, and while that may signal different things to many people (Halloween is just around the corner, football season is in full swing, it’s time to drink copious amounts of pumpkin spice lattes,) for us, the change in seasons means it’s time to make adjustments to your plumbing system. While cooler weather may not settle in for weeks still, it’s a good idea to check off a few equipment-related tasks, just to be prepared. Keep reading to learn how to get your plumbing system ready for fall, and make sure to call our Sterling plumbing pros at Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for quality repairs, maintenance, installations, and more.
3 Steps to Get Your Plumbing System Ready for Fall:
- Inspect Your Sump Pump: Chances are you give very little thought to your sump pump throughout the year. However, this is an extremely important piece of equipment, keeping your basement dry and protecting your property from mildew and mold. Virginia had a particularly rainy summer this year, and as the weather changes, you will want to ensure this equipment is functioning properly going into fall. Even if you suspect there may be a minor malfunction with your sump pump, it is a good idea to call a professional—lest your property ends up experiencing nasty water damage.
- Check Your Water Heater: With the rise in colder temperatures, it is natural for most property owners to begin using more hot water. However, this means it is essential to have a working water heater. Before you start taking those long, hot showers to combat the short, cold days, check this appliance to make sure it is not experiencing any water leaks. If you’re not getting enough hot water or you find any other issues with your system’s performance, call an experienced plumber right away for water heater repair or replacement.
- Put Away Equipment: Seasonal plumbing accessories should all be put away as the weather changes. You will want to disconnect and store water hoses before they can be affected by the colder temperatures, and you should turn off your sprinkler systems and put away sprinkler heads and other related equipment, so they don’t get left out all winter and ruined.
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