Leaves are changing, grass stopped growing and the days are getting shorter and shorter.  With that being said the temperatures are going to get colder and colder.  It is time to start thinking about prepping your house’s plumbing for old man winter. This is supposed to be a bad one!

Preparing for winter will save you from unneeded repairs in the spring.  First thing you need to do is remove all the hoses from your outside faucets.  That is probably one of the most important steps.  If you have a shut off in the basement it is a good idea to shut that off for the winter.  If you don’t have a shut off we can surely put one in for you.

If you have an irrigation system, now is the time to contact your irrigation company to winterize your system.  If you have a leaky outside faucet be sure to get it replaced or it could freeze over the winter costing you a large repair bill in the Spring, or even worse a flood.

The last couple years the cold weather came early catching a lot of people off guard costing them expensive repair bills in the spring replacing outside faucets and backflow devices for irrigation.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Taking a little time to prepare for winter. It will definitely save you money in the spring.

 

-Matt Thome