As the Outer Banks moves on into fall, it’s time to shift our focus toward prepping our plumbing for the cooler weather ahead. As you plan your fall wardrobe (maybe not quite yet, but we know it’s on its way) and sip on pumpkin-spice lattes, don’t forget about your plumbing system.
Fall Plumbing Tips
In this blog, we’ll guide you through essential fall plumbing tips to ensure a hassle-free season.
Check for Leaks and Drips
Fall is a great time to address any leaks or drips that may have gone unnoticed during the summer. A small leak can lead to significant water waste and potential damage.
Protect Outdoor Faucets
Lower temperatures can cause outdoor faucets to freeze and burst. Disconnect and drain garden hoses.
Ensure that exposed pipes in unheated areas like crawlspaces and garages are properly insulated. This prevents freezing pipes and potential pipe bursts.
Water Heater Maintenance
Schedule a professional inspection of your water heater to ensure it’s working efficiently.
Conserve Water and Energy
Implement water-saving habits like fixing leaky faucets promptly and using energy-efficient appliances. This not only helps the environment but also saves you money.
Prepare your Vacation Home or Rental:
If you’re planning on leaving for an extended period, or own a rental home on the Outer Banks, take steps to prevent frozen pipes. Keep the thermostat set to a reasonable temperature and consider having Action Plumbing perform a winterization service on your property.
Installing auxiliary shut-off valves allows you to stop the flow of water to individual fixtures or specific areas of your house during a repair or emergency. This includes your main water valve as well as smaller valves that are located at the appliance level (sinks, toilets, and other appliances).
Don’t Delay, Act On Your Plumbing Today!
By taking the time to address these fall plumbing maintenance tasks, you’ll not only ensure a smoothly running plumbing system but also create a cozy and worry-free environment for your family and guests to enjoy the autumn season in the Outer Banks.
If you need any assistance with these tasks or have specific concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced plumbing team. Happy fall!