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Plumbing To-Do List before Fall

The first day of fall has officially arrived, and while the leaves are still on trees and the sun is shining, now is the perfect time to take care of some outdoor plumbing projects.

As most homeowners and businesses in Vancouver know, the next eight months consist of mostly rain. This makes it hard to get outside and take care of your to-do list. Before the weather starts to get cold and wet, check out these four plumber-recommend tips while the weather is still nice.

Keep an eye on the water heater

During the fall months, hot showers and dirty wash loads are essential, and that’s why it’s important to have a working water heater. But, if you start to notice a lack of hot water or one of these other potential signs, call a Vancouver plumber to come inspect your water heater. They’ll be able to provide a complete diagnosis and make sure your water heater is working properly this fall.

Check the gutter and rain drains

Everyone is familiar with the process of how leaves find their way in your gutter. But making sure to clean out old debris and leaves from the summer will help prevent clogs from forming in your rain-drain. We recommend calling a professional, especially if you don’t feel safe climbing a ladder because they’ll ensure your drains are flowing properly. If you notice something is backed up or not properly draining, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing this fall for expert service.

Inspect outdoor faucets

While it’s still not very cold outside, it’s the perfect time to go check on your exterior faucets. If there is any type of leak or damage, it’s important to take care of it before the weather gets colder. If everything is determined okay, it’s never too early to install outdoor faucet covers. If you’re unsure or concerned about any problems, call the local plumber who will be able to provide the best solution.

Disconnect hoses

The rainy season is approaching, which means hoses are no longer necessary. But, before you wrap up hoses and store them away, always take time to completely drain it until there’s no water left inside it. Water left inside has the potential to freeze and expand the hose, and could even split it open.

When you’re in need of a convenient appointment time for either an emergency service or a plumbing inspection, call the professional plumber who will show up on time and provide a thorough diagnosis. We’ll take the time to answer any of your questions, and whether it’s a night, weekend or holiday – Mr. Rooter Plumbing never charges overtime!