Check out these plumbing tips for winter.
As winter approaches and the temperatures start to drop, it’s important that you get your home’s plumbing ready for the upcoming season. Cold temperatures can affect your pipes, and it’s important that you take the necessary precautions to keep your plumbing in great shape all season long. Check out these winter plumbing tips to keep your home in good condition.
While it usually doesn’t reach freezing temperatures in Southern California, it’s not outside the realm of possibility. Frozen pipes can wreak serious damage on your plumbing. Ensure that you’re prepared by checking to see that all your outdoor faucets and water lines are in good shape. Fix any leaks, and remember to disconnect any hoses when temperatures start to drop below freezing.
Seal Doors Windows.
It’s important to keep you home warm all season long so that your indoor pipes stay warm. Keep your home warm all winter by taking steps to keep the cold out. Insulate your home properly and seal any drafty windows or doors so that you can keep your pipes warm.
Test Your Water Heater.
During the winter, it’s more important than ever that you have hot water. That way you avoid any cold showers or freezing water when you wash your hands. Before the weather gets too cold, check to see that your water heater is functioning properly. Test the pressure release valve and check to see that your water heater isn’t rusting.
When it comes to your home’s plumbing, ensure that you’re ready for winter. For assistance with all your plumbing needs, contact the experts at Thousand Oaks Plumbing. Located in Thousand Oaks, California we help the Conejo Valley, Ventura County, and San Fernando Valley with all their water conservation and plumbing needs.