Don’t Forget to Winterize Your Plumbing

For better or worse the seasons are changing and as repeatedly stated in Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming!” Fortunately, Portland winters don’t awaken white walkers (tall, murderous zombie types), but they do bring rain and freezing temperatures that often wreak havoc on plumbing systems.

For many Portland homeowners, September means a farewell to long summer weekends or vacations, back to work, back to school, and back to business as usual. With daily to-do lists growing by leaps and bounds, how is anyone supposed to remember to winterize the plumbing?!

As always, 3 Mountains Home Services is here for you. We’re on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provide around-the-clock emergency plumbing. Here are a few reminders and tips on how to get ready for winter.

  1. Flush Out Exterior Plumbing

    Exterior plumbing includes outdoor faucets, hoses, and lawn irrigation systems. We suggest draining and disconnecting each of these fixtures to avoid frozen and burst pipes.

  2. Insulate Pipes

    Insulating exposed basement or crawlspace pipes is an affordable way to prevent pipes from freezing. Pipe insulation also works to keep hot water hot thus reducing energy bills.

  3. Get a Thorough Home Inspection Done by a Pro

    Give us a call and invite one of our fully licensed journeymen plumbers to inspect your entire home. We’ll ensure that it’s in a safe condition and prepared for the rain and cold weather.

When it comes to your home’s plumbing systems, it’s simply best to be prepared. We always recommend taking home safety precautions to protect your home and your family. Enjoy your winter, stay warm, and let the experts at 3 Mountains Home Services manage what we’re best at and have been doing for nearly 15 years—residential plumbing in Portland (and warding off white walkers). Just kidding! But, seriously, call us!

Contact 3 Mountains Home Services today to find out how we can help prepare your Portland home for another winter!

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