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Prepping Your Plumbing for Fall

We all love the bright and warm days of summer, but fall is very quickly approaching, and you need to get your home ready for it. It’s time to close up your pool, put away the horseshoes, and also prepare your home’s plumbing for the colder months of autumn. There’s a lot that you can do to get your home ready, and as an Eldersburg, MD master plumber we wanted to talk about this a little bit today.

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Insulate Your Pipes

Here in Maryland, the fall and winter months can get quite cold, and this cold can wreak havoc upon your home’s pipes. Pipes can freeze and burst overnight and can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of damage. Trust us, you want to do everything in your power to keep your pipes from freezing.

There are a number of things you can do to keep your pipes from bursting, but the best method by far is to insulate them. Some pipes in your home may be very difficult to reach and could be difficult to insulate. The easiest way to get all of your pipes insulated is to work with a master plumber in Eldersburg, MD.

Disconnect Your Hose

This is such an easy prep practice that you don’t even need the help of an Eldersburg, MD master plumber. You should disconnect all of your home’s hoses, and drain them, or else you put them at risk of freezing. You should also make sure you don’t have any leaks coming out of your faucets or you could end up getting icicles later in the season.

Have Your Water Heater Inspected

During the cold months of fall and winter, your home’s water heater works overtime, and it’s more important than ever that it’s working properly. You should have your water heater inspected by a plumber annually. Your plumber will be checking your heater for rust, dents, puddles of water, or any other signs of deterioration.

Work With a Professional Eldersburg, MD Master Plumber

Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating has been providing their master plumber services to Eldersburg and other surrounding areas of Maryland for years. No matter what kind of plumbing issue you’re having, we can help. If you need help prepping your home’s piping for fall, don’t lose any more sleep over it and get some help from a master plumber in Eldersburg, MD today.

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