Now that the kids are going back to school and summer is coming to a close it is time to start preparing for the colder weather. Pipes can freeze as temperatures drop, which can lead to burst pipes and flooding. Keeping your pipes in good condition during the winter is crucial to avoiding the high repair costs associated with flooding and water damage. Here are a few steps you can take to protect your pipes this fall.
Change Your Furnace Filter
Not long after school starts, it will be time to retire the shorts and t-shirts for a few months and break out the long pants and sweaters. Your focus will go from keeping cool to keeping warm, and you need to make sure that your home’s furnace is ready for the amount of use it will receive. Have a professional come out and take a look to ensure everything is working properly and to install new filters, so the air you’re breathing is clean.
Drain Your Water Heater
Your water heater needs to be drained one to two times per year. Sediment in the water can build up with time and create