When the leaves change colors and the temperatures begin to drop, we all know that the holiday season will be here soon and so will the cold winter of Utah. Fall is the time to get your plumbing prepared for the cold days ahead. Follow Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, & Drains 5 tips and tricks on fall plumbing to save yourself from pipe leaks and bursts!
1. Cover Outdoor Faucets
Stop your outdoor faucets from freezing by investing in outdoor faucet covers. A faucet cover is a simple way to save you money and water in the long run. The outdoor faucets can also be covered with Styrofoam. It’s important to make sure you disconnect all the outdoor hoses during the cold weather.
2. Clean Gutters
Once the leaves begin to stop coming down, make sure to properly clean the gutters of your home. Cleaning the gutters can stop potential floods and gutter damage. Keeping the gutters clean can also prevent unwanted critters from making a home for themselves in the gutters.
3. Prepare the Water Heater
To get the water heater ready for the winter, set the temperature to 120 degrees. This temperature will help ensure that the water heater will work its best to keep the whole house warm on those blustery cold nights.
4. Shut Off the Values on Vacation
Taking a trip this fall? Make sure to shut off the water supply to save your home from possible damage as well as money and energy. If you need help shutting off the water supply or have a question, don’t hesitate to give Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, and Drains a call!
5. Search for Present or Potential Leaks
Catch the leaks early to stop a potential flood that leads to hundreds of dollars down the drain. If there is an unspotted leak when the winter hits the water will freeze and lead to a very messy situation.
Follow these fall tips from Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, and Drains to keep your plumbing safe this winter! If you are looking for assistance on any of these tips or have any other plumbing needs, give Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, and Drains a call. No job is too big or too small and we are always happy to help!