As the summer season draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder months ahead. Winter’s chill can affect your plumbing and drain systems, leading to potentially costly repairs.
At Lion Home Service, we understand the importance of a well-maintained home during winter. We’ve compiled this winter prep checklist to help you safeguard your plumbing and drains from the upcoming cold weather.
Water Heater Flushes:
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One of the critical components of winter prep is ensuring that your water heater is in top-notch condition. Over time, sediment buildup can occur in the tank, reducing its efficiency and lifespan. We’re offering a $49 water heater flush using the provided coupon to prevent this. Flushing your water heater removes sediment and ensures efficient heating, helping to keep your showers warm while saving you money on energy bills during the winter months.
Prevent Freezing and Pipe Bursting
Frozen pipes can lead to significant damage and costly repairs. As part of your winter prep routine, we recommend having one of our drain experts clean p-traps and pour glycol down your drain systems. Glycol is an antifreeze solution that helps prevent freezing and pipe bursting. This simple step can go a long way in protecting your home from the potential havoc of frozen pipes.
Whole Home Plumbing Assessments:
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Our comprehensive whole-home plumbing assessments are designed to identify potential issues before they escalate into major problems. With winter approaching, this assessment becomes even more crucial. Leaks, weak points, and inefficient fixtures can be pinpointed and addressed, ensuring that your plumbing system is ready to handle the challenges of winter. We understand that each home is unique, and our assessments are tailored to meet your specific needs.
Additional Plumbing Services:
It’s important to note that we don’t just focus on repairing your boilers but can also service them. Regular servicing of your boiler ensures it operates efficiently and safely throughout the winter. However, we recommend contacting a local professional with expertise in that area for long-term maintenance needs.
Insulate Exposed Pipes
Exposed pipes are particularly vulnerable to freezing. Insulate them with pipe sleeves or wrapping to provide extra protection against the cold. Pay special attention to lines in unheated areas like attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
Disconnect and Drain Outdoor Plumbing
If you have outdoor hoses, disconnect them from faucets and drain any residual water. Leaving water trapped in hoses and outdoor faucets can lead to freezing, which may extend to the connected pipes within your home. If you have an outdoor irrigation system, swimming pool, or other outdoor plumbing, drain the lines before the first freeze. Standing water in these systems can lead to more significant damage to your overall plumbing systems.
Don’t wait until freezing temperatures strain your plumbing and drain systems. We are here to help you utilize our expertise and ensure a comfortable and stress-free winter season. Call us today at (970) 510-0522 to schedule a water heater flush appointment and receive a whole home plumbing assessment for $49. Then you can enjoy peace of mind with a well-prepared home this winter.
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