5 Home Winterization Tips
Cold weather is a sure thing but can catch Tacoma homeowners unprepared. Neglecting winterization needs have financially disastrous consequences. Follow the top 5 home winterization tips and prevent winter plumbing mishaps.
Busted pipes, water heaters working improperly, clogged hoses and inoperable sump pumps. Winter is a time when flooding mixed with cold is common, making wintertime plumbing preparation a necessary activity.
Cracked hoses or busted pipes are not appealing in summer but certainly not welcomed in icy weather.
Installing new appliances with energy saving features offers help, but everyone does not have the luxury of buying new appliances.
In this article, Tacoma homeowners and renters will find the top 5 winterizing tips for avoiding cold weather problems.
Water Related Valves
Call a professional plumber and find out how to handle shut off valves for water outlets. In the event of busted water pipes, closing off water is crucial.
Using improper tools may end up breaking valves in cold weather, making things worse. Valves worn badly may require replacing. A plumber can also show homeowners how to turn on water heaters and how to prepare it for a Better to find out before a problem occurs.
Check Pipes for Leaks
Call your air conditioning and heating professional to check and replace any weak links in the system. Checking insulation and filters before cold weather begins is smart. This includes checking thermostats. If there are, unusual noises in the heating system do not ignore them. Water pipes can cause trouble.
This is especially true with basement pipes and pipes along outside walls. Consulting with the plumber offers remedies and if necessary, there is a prior relationship with a plumber ready to assist.
Rerouting Air in the Home
Using ceiling fans to reroute heat will help save on heating bills. Keeping heat on in winter is expensive but necessary. Sealing doors and windows and closing off unnecessary space saves heating cost. Energy saving techniques can help protect pipes and save cash.
Flushing toilets and showers become a problem in winter particularly during holidays. People visit and grease, hair and other objects may become a problem. Cold weather adds to the difficulty of keeping drains free running.
Avoid consecutive showers. Give visitors a break before using the shower by setting up a schedule. Build up can slow water in the showerhead and cleaning it may become necessary. However, having pipes, drains and sewage connections checked before cold weather hits, stops winter worries.
Outdoor Water Instruments
Winterize sprinklers and outside faucets by insulating and draining water lines. Plumbers can help prepare pools. Fountain gardens have water sources connected to them, so draining these reservoirs may be necessary. The top five home winterization tips encompass every area of a property.
Winter is almost upon us in the Tacoma, WA area. To get the best advice on winterizing your home, call All Purpose Plumbing at (253) 473-5100 today!