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3 Ways to Prepare Your Plumbing for The Fall

Fall is here, and as the air gets cooler and leaves start to change, it’s critical to remember that the change in weather can add stress to your plumbing. At this time of the year, temperatures drop, and it’s essential to take the necessary steps to protect your plumbing through the season. Thankfully, Wind River has your back.

 

How to Keep Your Plumbing Running Smooth This Fall:

 

1) Have Your Septic Pumped Before Winter

While fall is a great time to rake your yard, it’s also the best time to get your septic system inspected and pumped. Septic systems accumulate sludge after a while. One way to know that your septic tank has lots of sludge is the smell. You don’t want to end up with a failed or poorly performing septic system in winter. This can not only be difficult, it’s also expensive. Have a professional inspect and pump your septic system in preparation for fall.

2) Insulate Your Pipes

Water pipes have the potential to rupture when temperatures drop below the freezing point. This could cause a disaster in your home’s basement. It’s estimated that an average homeowner spends about $15,000 for burst pipes. Look for exposed pipes that are likely to freeze. Have the pipes insulated to prevent ruptured pipes.

3) Inspect Your Water Heater

With winter fast approaching, your water heater is likely to work extra hard to keep providing the expected amount of hot water for your home. Check your water heater for puddles of water, rust, and scale. Have these problems addressed as well as the temperature pressure relief valve checked to prevent the unit from exploding.

Fall is the best time to prepare your plumbing. With these tips, you’ll not only save time, but money that you could have spent on costly repairs and replacements.