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Plumbing check list for the fall season

Five plumbing tips for fall:

1. Check your water heater

If it’s older than 10 years old, now is the time to consider a replacement to guarantee warm water. For energy savings, set thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees.

2. Disconnect outdoor water hose

This prevents freezing pipes and damage to your plumbing in winter months.

3. Schedule major sewer line or drain repairs

No one wants to replace sewer pipes in winter. It’s no fun. Temperatures affect your sewer pipes. Even if you have a small crack in your pipe right now, freezing temperatures can create a bigger problem if not treated such as a flooded home or blockage. If there are any concerns about sewer line, schedule an inspection to find leaks or cracks and treat those issues to ensure your pipes are winter ready.”

Read more about plumbing preparation in the fall here.

Aside from the above tips, it’s also a good idea to do a visual inspection of all the pipes in your home where possible. If your basement is unfinished, the cold temperatures will cause pipes to contract which could pose some problems if there are any defects. The last thing you want is a flooded basement during the cold season.

The professionals at DC Annis Sewer offer residential services for inspection and repair of main lines, floor drains, and more. Call us at (612) 861-6425 to schedule service today!