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Getting Your Plumbing Ready for Fall

Just like the four seasons, your plumbing needs change throughout the year. Each new season brings with it new potential problems for your plumbing system. Some of the most common fall plumbing problems include burst pipes, water heater failure, and drain blockage. Here are some things you can do to prepare your plumbing system for the fall and avoid some of the common fall problems. 

Michael Runk Fall Plumbing

Insulate Pipes

We all know that it gets cold at night during the fall. Those are the perfect conditions for your pipes to freeze and burst overnight. You don’t want to wake up to thousands of dollars worth of damaged because of your burst pipes. Avoid the possibility of this happening altogether by insulating your pipes. This is an easy DIY project that any homeowner can do. 

Disconnect Hose

It’s time to disconnect and put away your hose for the year. Protect your pipes by disconnecting your hose, and if possible, drain the water. The optimal place to store your hose is sitting in a garage or somewhere else that is sheltered.

Inspect Water Heater

You’ll start to use more hot water so you’ll want to make sure that your water heaters can handle your home’s needs. Inspect your water heater for signs of deterioration, check the temperature pressure, and any sediment before cold weather hits to avoid any major inconvenience. Some of the signs to look for as evidence for a deteriorating water heater are:

  • Rust 
  • Scale
  • Puddles of water 

Have Your Sump Pump Serviced 

Rain is a common occurrence in the fall, so protecting your home from floods is important. That’s where your sump pump comes in. It’s there to send water away from your home when it rains. Have a certified plumber come inspect your sump pump and have it serviced before it’s too late. 

Contact Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating

To ensure that your home’s plumbing is ready for the fall, it’s best to contact a highly-rated plumbing company in Sykesville, MD. It’s time to be proactive about your home’s plumbing before you’re faced with avoidable repairs. Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating is here for all of your plumbing needs this fall. Whether you need repairs, maintenance, or installation services, our team of highly qualified plumbers has got you covered 24/7. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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