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Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

As the weather gets cooler, it’s important to give your plumbing system a little extra TLC. With any change in season, comes potential plumbing issues. Keep your pipes safe and your home happy with these plumbing maintenance tips for cooler weather:

Be aware of early signs of trouble: When it comes to plumbing, little leaks can lead to big problems. Keep an eye out for signs of failure or potential problems including leaking faucets, damp cabinets, or running toilets. At the first sign of trouble, give your trusted plumber a call to put a stop to any issues before they become big problems.

Prevention is key: It’s best to prevent frozen pipes before they start. Insulate exposed pipes in a crawl space or in the garage to avoid a potential problem. Before the deep freeze of the winter comes, remove exterior hoses and apply insulating caps to outdoor fixtures, as frozen exterior spigots can damage pipes in your home’s interior.

Let warm air circulate: When the temperatures drop, open cabinets beneath the sink and fixtures to help warmer air circulate inside, preventing freezing. Make sure to open taps to keep a steady water trickle flowing, avoiding a frozen blockage. Frozen water expands, cracking pipes, so when the area thaws, you have a flood on your hands.

Before the temperatures fall to freezing, make sure your plumbing system is ready to take on the cooler temperatures! Give Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call to handle all of your plumbing needs, from leaky fixtures to frozen pipes. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (412) 265-2662 or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.