If you haven’t already, now is a good time to prep your plumbing for winter. Preparing the plumbing system in the fall can help prevent a lot of issues that tend to arise when the temperatures drop in the winters months. To help you prepare your plumbing for the upcoming and brutal New York winter, below are a few standard steps you can apply that we at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing have prepared.
Insulation to Prevent Freezing Water Pipes Outside
Pipes exposed to the frosty winter winds can lead to extensive damage inside from frozen conditions causing them to burst. Having them protected and well insulated to offer more protection. Using plumbing insulation coverings, wrap any exposed piping.
Winterize Sprinkler System
You will need to prepare the pipes for winter if you have a lawn sprinkler system, otherwise, you risk them freezing and bursting. Turn off the water flow and turn on the sprinkler valves to purge any water that remains in the plumbing to avoid this from occurring.
Water Pipe Leak Repair
Though seemingly insignificant now, the subtlest of leaks or slowest drips become more severe over time, especially if the water freezes inside a pipe. Repairs to fix minor leaks cost significantly less as well. Should you find any moisture under the sink, behind the toilet, in the tub or along a nearby wall.
Outdoor Faucet Covers
After you shut off the water to your outside faucets, remove and drain the attached garden hoses. In the event that your home doesn’t have a dedicated shut-off valve for outdoor fixtures, use foam covers to insulate the faucets and hose bibs for further plumbing protection.
Check Septic Tank Sludge Level
It is highly recommended you check the level of waste in your septic tank, to avoid experiencing an unpleasant backup during the winter. Digging into the frozen ground will be much costlier than having the septic system serviced now in order to fix such an issue.
Water Heater Flush
Winter is the most inconvenient time of year for the water heater to fail. Flushing it out to remove gunk and mineral deposits is important to ensure the unit is operating to its full potential. Where flushing the water heat can be a bit difficult, contacting your local plumber can be more challenging as you wait to be seen in the busy repair season.
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These are just a few basics, to ensure your plumbing is well-protected from the bitter cold of winter, contact Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for an inspection and other fall prep needs, such as flushing the water heater. Our certified experts can assist you in ensuring your plumbing system is better equipped to handle the harsh elements of winter. With a number of plumbing services available to our valued customers, you can trust in our qualified professionals to complete your plumbing needs with high quality results. Using premium products and parts with advanced equipment and techniques, you can count on Agape Air Conditioning & Plumbing to deliver superior plumbing services in the Greater New York area. Contact us today!