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Changing Season's offers a gentle reminder...

Georgian Bluffs

The changing seasons are always a great reminder of some of the regular maintenance items you should be completing around your property. Here is a brief list of some plumbing related items you should take a look at this fall!

  1. Check all of your water supply shut-off valves and make sure they are functioning properly – this includes your main building shut-off

  2. Clear gutters and inspect your sump pump & drain lines to ensure there are no blockages and the pump is functioning properly.

  3. Fix any waterline leaks you are aware of. You can usually spot these from water marks on a ceiling. It is also a good idea to inspect your water pump, pressure tank, water treatment systems and water heater to ensure nothing is leaking around these units either.

  4. Inspect your well and well cap for cracks and damage. It is not uncommon in the dead of winter to deal with frozen well service calls due to improper well maintenance. You don’t want to be stuck without water until your system thaws out, trust me!

  5. Ensure waterlines are properly insulated to prevent freezing and bursting. Close crawl space vents and stuff insulation over the openings, ensure pipes that run along outside walls are well insulated and stay warm. Even a tiny hole can let a lot of cold air blow in; make sure you fill in all the cracks.

  6. Shut off and drain outside taps and store garden hoses. If you are not sure where the shut off is for your exterior taps.

  7. When was the last time you had your septic tank pumped? Do you know where the lids are? Getting it pumped out in the winter not only costs more but digging up frozen ground is no fun for anyone.

As always we are here to serve you – if you need help with any of these tasks or other plumbing tasks – all you need to do is call.

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