Winter House Preparation Is Here!
Many home and business owners are busy preparing for the holidays, but many forget to prepare the plumbing for the cold weather season as well. This time of year can present a lot of plumbing issues that you can easily avoid by routine self-inspections of your plumbing and fixtures. Your local Queens Roto-Rooter has a few assessment suggestions for the coming of the cold:
Outdoor Plumbing Inspection:
- It is important clear out any debris, leaves or sludge from the gutters, because clogged or leaking gutters can cause major problems with the roof and foundation.
- Check all outdoor faucets for leaks or damage and disconnect and put away all hoses before the freezing winter comes. It is also important to be aware of where your main water line is in your house or yard in case a pipe bursts or something needs fixed in the future, you will know where to turn off the water service to the house.
Indoor Plumbing Inspection:
- Check for leakage in pipes under and around sink and toilet fixtures. Also make sure that the toilet is running properly (not filling too much or running too long).
- Make sure that the connections with the dishwasher and laundry machines are still secure, not leaking or corroded. Double check for moisture build-up in these areas too, to avoid mildew in the future.
If this prep list seems too daunting, you can always count on your local Queens Roto-Rooter to help get your winter plumbing preparation completed. They are a full-service residential and commercial plumbing company. No job is too big or too small and they have a faster response time than any plumbing company in Queens.
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