This winter is supposed to be a harsh one! That means right now is the best time to start getting ready for what is to come. You don't want to be caught off guard when the first freeze decides to show up!
Flush your water heater - click here for a step by step process. or, call us and we would be happy to do it for you!
Fix leaks - a small leak may not bother you now, but if your pipes freeze you will have a huge mess! call us now to get your pipes ready.
Turn off outdoor plumbing - Turn off your outdoor plumbing! If your outdoor plumbing doesn't turn off, make sure to insulate it. You do NOT want those pipes bursting in the middle of a freeze. Also, don't forget to drain and store your water hoses.
Open cabinets and drip water - if your pipes face outside walls make sure to open your cabinets and drip water. Both of those things will help your pipes not freeze and leave you without water!
If you go on vacation... - DON'T turn your heater completely off! doing so could allow your pipes to freeze and then burst.
There you have it... we hope everyone has a great winter! Call us if you need us. And don't forget to download Our Yearly Plumbing Maintenance Checklist!