How to Prep Your Plumbing for the Cold Weather

Starting to feel a chill in the air? Cold weather will be here before you know it. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to start prepping their home plumbing systems for the cool fall and winter months ahead. Here are a few projects you’ll want to add to your cold weather prep checklist.

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Cold Weather Plumbing Prep:

  • Protect Your Pipes – On cold nights, exposed pipes in your home are at risk of freezing. Before the cold months ahead, take the time to insulate your plumbing to prevent freezing.
  • Fix Leaks – Do you have any leaky faucets in your home? Not only is this a waste of water, you’ll want to fix these leaks to prevent water from freezing on cold winter days.
  • Drain Your Water Heater – Did you know that you should drain your water heater once a year to help keep it running efficiently? Do this before the winter starts so that your water heater works efficiently all winter long.
  • Disconnect Your Garden Hoses – The days of watering your garden are nearly over. Disconnect your garden hoses and turn off your outdoor plumbing for the winter months. You don’t want water to freeze, expand, and crack your hose bib.

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