It's autumn – the time of year when the trees begin to turn orange and shed leaves in preparation for the long winter, when the fresh air outside your doorstep is no longer a fever dream of summer. Here are a few things you should remember as you get ready for fall and the winter to come:
1. Check your sewer system
Throughout the year, your sewer system goes through a lot. Before the ground hardens for the winter, it's critical to make an appointment to have it checked just to make sure it will withstand the colder months and that there aren't any lingering problems that could become issues in the future.
2. Make sure your outside water hoses are disconnected
If you leave hoses connected, the water inside them could freeze and expand, which could lead to breakages. In addition, ensure that your outside faucets aren't leaking because that could mean trouble come spring.
3. Winterize those pipes
This should be a no-brainer for those who have spent previous winters in the mountains. Frozen pipes are a hassle, and the average temperature for an Arvada winter is 37 degrees Fahrenheit, so it wouldn't hurt to make sure the pipes are ready. Insulate these fixtures with polyethylene or fiberglass tubes.
Most importantly, you should schedule an appointment with the local plumbing experts at Roto-Rooter so that we can help you make sure your plumbing is ready for the rest of autumn and for the winter to come. Get in touch today!