Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Plumbing Tips for Fall

With falling temperatures just around the corner we have a few tips to help you prepare your home's plumbing for the change in weather.

First, it is important to drain your water heater: If you happen to live in an area that uses hard water this is especially imperative.  When your water heater isn't drained annually, extra amounts of sediment will build up in the tank, and rust could begin to develop, causing it to leak. 

If you find that your water heater is too old or is rusty, you should probably consider getting a new one. Better to invest in a new one now than to experience a severe leak and damage to the area and items around it.  A tankless water heaters may be an option to consider. They are smaller, don’t leak, save you money on your gas bill, and provide unlimited hot water for 20-30 years.

It is also nearly time to disconnect water hoses until springtime. If you leave your outdoor hose connected to the faucet, the water that's still left in the hose can freeze and expand during the fall and winter months, which can cause your faucets and the connecting pipes inside your home to freeze. Not only will you be hindered from your future summer outdoor activities, but you will also could have a hefty repair bill if you neglect to disconnect the hose.

Finally, and foremost for all of your plumbing needs rely on Aqua Tech Plumbing.  If you live in the Naperville-Plainfield-Aurora, Geneva-Batavia-St. Charles or Wheaton-Winfield-
Warrenville-Glen Ellyn area, contact AquaTech Plumbing at 630-416-3555, 630-377-9555, or 630-462-3555 for more information about any and all plumbing services.

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