Many homeowners understand when it’s time to get their HVAC system ready for a new season. But fewer people think about the other systems in their house. For example, your plumbing system plays just as important in keeping your home comfortable during the winter months as your furnace does. That’s why you should prepare it ahead of time. Here are some things you should do to get ready for fall:
Clean your drains
You can either use a chemical drain cleaner, or you can try plunging the drain. If that doesn’t work, you should call in a professional Plumber point cook-wide.
If you’re up for trying to unclog your drain yourself, make sure that you read the directions on any drain cleaner carefully before using it. If not handled properly, these chemicals can cause burns and other injuries.
Also, ensure not to pour any chemicals down your toilet bowl; this could lead to environmental hazards such as flammable gases forming in sewers and septic systems when the sewage is improperly drained into them during floods.
Protect outdoor pipes from cold weather
A common plumbing problem that occurs in cold weather is pipes freezing. If you live in a colder climate, protect your pipes from the elements.
Outdoor clothes dryer vents can become clogged with leaves, impacting how efficiently your dryer works. If you have an outdoor clothes dryer vent, clear it out regularly so air can pass through more easily and your dryer works as intended.
Inspect your sump pump
The first thing you need to know about your sump pump is how much water it can handle. If the pit is full of water, that’s a sign that the pump needs to be replaced. To check this, remove the cover and the float switch and wiring. The float switch should be functioning correctly—if not, replace it with a new one. You should also inspect any wires and ensure they are not frayed or loose connections (if so, repair them). Finally, look at your pump itself: if there is any damage or cracks in it, you will need to replace it too!
A second important consideration for your plumbing system is its drainage system; if there isn’t enough space between where it drains out of your house and where it collects back up again, then consider adding some extra tubing or piping into an area that has more room for circulation before heading back towards your home again.”
Check for leaks and clogs
Check for leaks and clogs.
- Check for leaks. A water meter is a great tool to use if you want to check for leaks in your plumbing system. If the meter shows more water being used than you’ve accounted for, there’s probably a leak somewhere in your Plumbing system. You can also detect leaks by observing wet spots on the ground near your house or yard, especially after heavy rainstorms when it’s not always easy to see where the source of the moisture is coming from.
- Check for clogs. You may have a blockage in your pipes if puddles accumulate around drains and sinks that do not go away after running water down them for several minutes or more (or even worse: long periods between uses). You should also look out for a plumber point cook-wide expert who helps you to cope with suddenly slow or stopping completely when they previously ran perfectly well—if this happens, inspect all of your gutters carefully before taking any action!
Remember, our ultimate goal at Roto-Rooter is to help you avoid plumbing problems or fix them quickly if they do happen. We hope this article has helped you prepare your home’s plumbing system for the autumn season. If you still have questions or are experiencing a problem, call a professional today!