With the start of Fall comes seasonal maintenance. Some items can be checked off quickly, but others require a plumber to ensure that things are working properly. Below, C4 Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling will discuss five plumbing tips to ensure your home stays safe from ant water damages this fall.

Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters need regular maintenance, just like your HVAC system. With the colder months ahead, your water heater will be working overtime to heat the water properly. It is important to have the water heater flushed and examined prior to winter. This will ensure your water heater functions properly throughout the fall and winter months ahead.

Pipe Insulation

Improper pipe insulation is the number one cause of frozen and burst pipes. If you are unsure if your pipes are properly insulated, contact your local plumber. They will be able to check your pipes and ensure they are insulated and ready to withstand the colder months ahead.

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are an important tool for basements and other low-lying areas. If your sump pump is not protected from the frigid temps, it can become frozen and not work. This could lead to flooding in your basement or other low-lying areas of your property.

Seal Any Gaps

Gaps around plumbing are common. The gaps can pose a risk if colder air can enter. It is best to have all gabs sealed to ensure pipes are protected and do not freeze. Filling the gaps also protects against rodents and insects entering your home.

Have Any Leaks Repaired

If you notice leaks in your home, they should be repaired as soon as possible. Minor leaks eventually turn into major leaks. Over time a minor leak can also cause significant damages to your property. If you have a leak, a plumber will be able to easily repair the leak and ensure no water damages or mold growth will occur in the near future.