Fall Plumbing Tips from Mr. Rooter of Santa Cruz

Now that the fall has officially arrived, we can look forward to milder temperatures during the day, colder nights, and beautiful sunsets.

This drop in temperature is not only a signal that the fall is here and winter is around the corner, it is also a signal that it is time to get your home plumbing system in top condition.

With school back in session, most families are overwhelmed with all of the extra activities of sports, homework, and community events.

No one wants to have to deal with a plumbing problem on top of all of that! Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to protect your plumbing system from a plumbing failure.

Here are just a few of our best tips for fall season plumbing maintenance:

  • This is the perfect time of year to schedule professional maintenance for your water heater. While the cold weather in Santa Cruz is mild compared to other places, it is still hard on your water heater. Make sure that your system can take the extra wear and tear by having it professionally inspected and serviced. It is important to confirm that the thermostat, tank, and heating element are all in top condition and that is just what a professional water heater inspection does.
  • With the cold weather soon to arrive, it will take that much longer for hot water to arrive at your faucets and shower heads. However you can avoid this extra wait time by installing a recirculating pump on your water heating system. This is a great way to conserve water without making any major investments or inconvenience.
  • While trees will go all but dormant during the cold weather, their root systems are always very active. Unfortunately, that can mean growing inside of your sewer pipe. Make sure to have your sewer line professionally inspected with a camera inspection to locate any tree roots that might cause problems
  • Teach all of the members of your household where the main shut-off valve is and how to turn it off. This could mean the difference between minimal water damage and needing to replace all of the flooring in your home in the case of a plumbing emergency.
  • Add to your list of things to-do an inspection of your sprinkler and drip systems. Your landscaping will require a different watering schedule this time of year and now is a good time to be thinking about making that change. Also, this is a good time of year to inspect all of the sprinkler heads and hoses of your outdoor plumbing system to make sure that they are all working properly and without any damage or leaks.

Be proactive and protect your plumbing system from disaster by following these tips. Proper maintenance is important for all of the systems of your home and especially your plumbing system.

Having a major plumbing failure will be stressful and disruptive to your family - but, you can avoid all of that by scheduling a few of these maintenance tips to your fall to-do list! Call Mr. Rooter of Santa Cruz today to schedule a maintenance plan.

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