3 Tips to Avoid a Winter Plumbing Disaster

3 Tips to Avoid a Winter Plumbing Disaster

With cold weather right around the corner, there are a few extra steps you can take to ensure your home is ready for the season. Frozen pipes are costly to repair, and other problems can arise during the season too. Take some time now to inspect your home for these key issues and call a plumber right away if you think you spot one or more of these red flags.
Fix Leaks Before Winter
If you have any leaks in your home, now is the time to fix them. What may seem insignificant in the warmer weather can end up causing huge problems in the colder weather. Make an inspection of your home, checking for leaks of any size. If you want to be extra sure, call in a plumber to inspect your home.
Flush Your Water Heater
The late fall and early winter are a great time to flush out your tank. Over time, sediment builds up in the tank, causing it to become less efficient. Flushing the tank helps to remove this sediment, allowing your water heater to do its job more efficiently and also to extend the lifespan of your tank. If you don’t know how to flush your tank, it’s best to call in a professional. We can also help to check for any signs of rust or corrosion in the tank, avoiding a nasty surprise down the road.
Drain Outside Faucets
If you have any faucets on the outside of your home, now is the time to flush and drain them. Any water trapped in the line will expand as it freezes and may cause the pipes to burst. Avoid an expensive repair bill by draining all of the water out of the lines before the weather turns cold. If your outdoor faucet has a shut-off valve, be sure to close that as well to keep the cold air outside where it belongs.
If you would like a professional inspection of your home, call The Trenchless Guys. We can help you figure out the best plan of action for your home and all of your plumbing needs. Act now before the snow falls.