No one wants to hear it, but summer is coming to an end and soon there will be crisp fall days replacing those hot summer ones. Make sure your home, and your plumbing, are prepared for the changing seasons by making these routine checks. Here is a list of tips to make sure your home is ready for the transition into fall!
1. Protect your pipes:
- Fix the leaking pipes you said you’d get to during the summer. Leaky pipes can cause more damage to your home during the colder months.
- Covering your pipes with foam insulators can help protect them from the cold, and keep them from freezing and bursting come winter.
2. Check your water heater:
There’s nothing worse than waking up and having to take a cold shower. Ensure that your water heater is running smoothly by getting it checked by one of the professionals at Greenwood Plumbing and Heating and keep the hot water flowing during these colder months!
3. Check and clean your sump pump:
No one wants a leaky basement, checking and cleaning your sump pump this fall ensures that it will continue to do its job down the road and prevent water from building up and flooding your basement.
4. Take care of outside:
- The fall foliage in New England may be beautiful but it takes a toll on your drains. Make sure you’re clearing away all the fallen leaves from your gutters to avoid blockages.
- Wrap up and store all outdoor hoses to prevent your faucet from freezing and damaging your pipes.
Need help with your fall checklist? The professionals at Greenwood Plumbing and Heating can help get your home ready for the colder months, and check a few things off that to-do list! Call: 401-738-9245 or book an appointment online: https://greenwoodplumbingandheating.com/