Fall is around the corner and with it comes beautiful Fall foliage, colder weather, or maybe a trip to the pumpkin patch. Sadly, Fall can also put extra stress on your home from the changing season. Here are some examples.
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Check the water heater:
Performing water heater maintenance will ensure that you have hot water all winter long. If your water heater cannot handle the demand of the cold weather, you could be without the hot water you need to cook, clean, or bathe. Check all pipes and valves for leaks and inspect the tank for any rust or corrosion. You should also flush out the tank to get rid of any sediment and get it working more effectively. If your water doesn’t feel warm enough for your winter needs, you can adjust the temperature by a few degrees.
Check for Leaks:
As noted above, autumn is a terrible time to have leaks in your plumbing. Even if you don’t think leaks are an issue, it’s just good maintenance to check for issues like leaks and cracks once or twice a year.
Check your gutters and rain drain system:
Seasonal changes can cause leaves, twigs, and dirt to build up in drains. As a result, they can back up and cause problems for the homeowner. You can prevent rainwater from getting into your pipes and foundation by keeping your gutters clean. Clean gutters will ensure proper draining and prevent rainwater from landing near your home’s foundation or getting into the pipes, including downspout drains and drainage systems around your yard.
Check Your Sump Pump:
Making sure your sump pump is working properly can save you a lot of trouble when the rain and snow start to melt. A damaged or faulty sump pump can lead to flooding in your home, potentially costing the homeowner a lot of money. This is why we recommend an inspection before this occurs.
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