With Fall right around the corner, and cooler weather at that its important to consider some routine maintenance for your home to stay on top of things. An ounce of prevention is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to routine maintenance for your home’s most integral systems. Here are some tips to help you get ready for Fall and protect your home from any plumbing or HVAC related emergencies.
When it comes to routine maintenance for your home’s plumbing system its always a good idea to first check for any leaks. Leaky pipes, leaky faucets, leaky seals… leaks can amount to a lot of unnecessary damage, waste, and bigger plumbing repairs. Not to mention the stress associated with a major plumbing leak. Early detection and repair is the best defense.
- Water Pressure
Also pay attention to the water pressure in your home. Low water pressure can be a sign of a leak, a clog, or simply mean a faucet needs to be replaced or cleaned. Low water pressure can be real nuisance, especially if you are getting ready to entertain for the Holidays.
One of the biggest threats to a plumbing system during colder weather is frozen pipes. Proper insulation is a great defense against frozen pipes and should be part of the routine
maintenance for your home. Any pipes that are exposed to the elements should be insulated. This is pretty common place in areas that are known for freezing temperatures, but areas that are not used to drastic drops in temperatures can be vulnerable. Its always a good idea to play it safe.
It is recommended that you have your HVAC serviced at least once a year. Especially before heavy usage. Dirt and debris can build up over time causing your unit to run less efficiency and break down. Routine maintenance will help keep things running in good order. A thorough inspection of your HVAC will check for any wear an tear, check for any leaks, clear away any debris, and also check the thermostat for accuracy. In addition you may also want to have your ducts cleaned and your filters cleaned or replaced to prevent and dust, dirt, or mold from circulating through the air your breath when your system is in use. This is a good way to help stay healthy during the cooler months.
Get ahead of the crowds and schedule an inspection today! Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent any unexpected disasters, especially during a major Holiday get together when you need your plumbing and HVAC system the most!