It’s time to disconnect hoses from outside hose bibs and iowa yard hydrants. Move the hoses to an inside heated area to store for the winter. If you leave the hose hooked on through the winter it can be damaged, and as a result, you’ll end up needing us in the Spring. If you have an interior shut off for exterior hose bibs it’s a great idea to shut those off as well. Read on for more fall plumbing tips.
Winterize Outdoor Showers
Before temperatures start to get too cold at night – remember it’s also time to winterize those outdoor showers or or sinks you might have.
Each situation is unique as to how it needs to be winterized best – be sure to call us with any questions!
Shut Off Water and Keep Heat On
If leaving your home for any extended period of time (overnight or more), be sure to turn the main water off to your home. During winter months it is also important to make sure you keep your heat set at 55 degrees at a minimum to prevent any frozen pipes. There are a lot of different leak and freeze detectors on the market right now that can send text messages or emails if it detects either leaks or temperatures falling. If you’re not sure how to turn your water off – check out this article to help. Call us with any questions!
Check Your Sump Pump
If your sump pump runs really often, consider at a minimum getting a leak detector to put next to the sump pump so if it would stop working you know right away if you’ve got water issues, instead of walking into a basement with 2′ of water in it. Battery operated back up sump pump systems are an excellent option to consider as well.
Be sure to check with the experts at Top Tier if you have any other questions relating to fall plumbing tips or winterization.