Florida fall may not be marked by a robust change in foliage, but shelves full of pumpkin spice and the return college football remind us that the autumn season is on its way. Here’s what you can do to prepare your plumbing for the change in season.
Insulate your pipes
While Florida winters are typically mild, insulation is still crucial. If temperatures fluctuate as the year comes to end, your pipes may become weak and break. While we don’t typically experience sub-zero temps, it’s better to be safe than sorry. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Check the water heater
Because of the drop in temperature and occasional cold snaps, the fall and winter months tend to put more stress on water heaters. Inspect your water heater for any signs of cracks or leaks. Cracks and leaks can lead to corrosion and appliance failure.
Inspect guest baths
Fall and winter months always see a jump in homeowners entertaining guests and parties. If you are planning a holiday party, get together, family reunion, or sports viewing event, be sure your guest bathroom is equipped to handle the increase in traffic. Check for leaks, slow draining water and don’t forget to have a clean plunger on hand for toilet backups.
If you run into a problem, we’re here to help. For homeowners in Central Florida, there’s only one choice. We’re here for you 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ll never charge you more for overtime or holiday hours. Contact us today to schedule service. If water runs through it, we do it.