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5 Tips to Help Ensure Your Plumbing System Will Work Efficiently This Winter Season

September 6th, 2017

Are you a homeowner who is already thinking ahead about winter? If you want to get a head start on your home plumbing maintenance checklist, now is the perfect time to do it. At Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, we know that homeowners want to be as best prepared for the winter season as possible. We’ve got five tips to help ensure that your plumbing system is ready to go when the cold weather hits!

1. Change Your Washing Machine Hose

Washing machine hoses should generally be replaced every five to seven years. Most households tend to do more laundry during the summer months simply because they are outside more often. The end of summer is a great time to check hoses in your washing machine for any signs of wear. If it’s already been five years since they’ve been replaced, now is a good time to check that off your list. Bursting washing machine hoses can lead to flooding, so it’s best to get them replaced if necessary.

2. Check for Leaks Around Appliances and Fixtures

Most households put a lot of stress on their plumbing system during the summer months. It’s always a good idea to do a quick inspection for leaks around the toilets and the refrigerator. You’ll also want to check all appliances and fixtures that require water and make sure that none of them are leaking. If you do need repairs, give Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating a call to find out how we can help.

3. Watch for Drain Clogs

Clogged drains cause all kinds of household headaches. To keep your drains clog-free, we recommend getting in the habit of checking them on a regular basis. You can also purchase a small, inexpensive drain trap that catches hair and food. If you find yourself in a situation where you need plumbing assistance, then the team at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating is only one phone call away!

4. Keep Drains and Sinks Clean

Food that becomes lodged in household pipes can cause unpleasant smells and can also cause clogs. Dirty sinks are often sites for bacteria and can actually cause health problems for your family if they are not addressed properly. Try adding a spoonful of baking soda and a cup of lemon juice to your sink to keep offensive odors at bay and drains clear.

5. Schedule Routine Maintenance Checks

Sometimes, it can be hard to detect a plumbing issue until it’s too late. At Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, we take pride in offering services for a broad range of plumbing maintenance and repair issues. The best way to avoid any long-term, expensive plumbing problems is to schedule a routine maintenance check by a professional plumbing company. Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating will ensure everything is working properly and that no lurking plumbing issues are waiting to surprise you.

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