As the summer draws to a close and the fall weather arrives, it’s a good idea for Southern Oregon homeowners to know a few tips to avoid plumbing hassles. Mr. Rooter in Southern Oregon provides a full range of professional plumbing services, and we want our customers to know how to avoid common plumbing problems that crop up in the early fall.
Check Outdoor Water Fixtures
You probably won’t be using your outdoor hoses and faucets during the cold weather, so take time to ensure they are completely closed and shut off. If you notice any leaking, it’s important to have these issues addressed as soon as possible before the weather gets colder. You can also have an insulation kit installed to protect outdoor hoses, faucets, and drains from freezing in the cold weather.
Check Pipe Insulation
Fall is the perfect time to make sure your pipes are ready to handle colder weather. Some of the pipes in your home may already have insulation, so have them inspected to make sure the insulation can hold up against the cold weather. If you have any damaged insulation or exposed pipes, Mr. Rooter can determine the best insulation solution for you.
Arrange Water Heater Service
You’re probably going to need your water heater more frequently during the chillier months, so have Mr. Rooter come and inspect your water heater this fall to avoid breakdowns and equipment failures this winter. Mr. Rooter can flush sediment out of your water heater, check the pressure release valve, and make sure all components are correctly functioning this fall.
Inspect Sump Pumps
Your sump pump may freeze during cold weather if you do not keep tabs on it, and Mr. Rooter can provide a full range of professional sump pump services including inspection, maintenance, or installation of a brand-new sump pump if necessary.
These are just a few of the ways Mr. Rooter can help you ensure your home’s plumbing is in the best shape this fall. Contact Mr. Rooter in Southern Oregon today to schedule plumbing service for your home so you can approach the cooler weather with greater confidence.