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Plumbing  /  September 20, 2023

Your Basic Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

The chilly weather and leaves changing color signal the beginning of fall, which means it’s the perfect time to get your house in order. One aspect of your home that needs to be given particular attention is your plumbing system. Like checking your heating system before winter or cleaning your gutters, your plumbing also needs some TLC. Here’s a basic maintenance checklist to help you get started this season.

Why Fall Plumbing Maintenance Is Important

The colder months can be particularly harsh on your home’s plumbing. Winter weather, in fact, involves below freezing temperatures that can cause pipes to freeze and burst. By conducting maintenance this fall, you can identify issues with the plumbing fixtures right away. The longer they’re left unchecked, the more likely they’ll run into problems that are too costly to repair.

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

Let’s talk about some key areas of your plumbing to focus on:

  • Pipe Inspection. Check your pipes for leaks or damage. Small leaks can turn into big ones if left unattended and damaged pipes can cause significant water waste.
  • Drain Checking and Cleaning. The state of your drains should also be checked and cleaned. Over time, they can accumulate debris, leading to clogs and potential water damage.
  • Water Heater Maintenance. Don’t forget your water heater, too. Your water heating system needs to be ready to handle the increased demand of cooler months, so tidying it up is necessary.
  • Outdoor Faucets and Hoses Examination. Next, check your outdoor faucets and hoses. They are often subjected to harsh winter weather conditions and should be properly maintained to avoid leaks and freezing.
  • Sump Pump Inspection. Check your pump to ensure it functions correctly. The last thing you want is a flooded basement during heavy rains during fall.

Count on Us for Your Plumbing Needs!

Some of the tasks listed above can be done on your own, like checking and cleaning the drain. However, others are quite tough to handle, and can make matters worse if you’re not careful. For that, you can rely on the plumbing team of Handyman Connection of Mason. You can count on our knowledge, skills and tools to thoroughly inspect your pipes and other plumbing fixtures, performing repairs as necessary.

We specialize in fixing leaking toilets and faucets, installing supply lines, and repairing bathroom fixtures, just to name a few. To get started on an estimate, call us at (513) 733-3777, or fill out our contact form. We’re here to help make your home the best it can be, no matter the season.

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