Every season brings its own plumbing challenges, and fall is no exception. It’s critical to stay on top of your plumbing service and maintenance needs, especially before the holiday and winter seasons begin to put excessive stress on many of your plumbing systems. A full diagnostic of your home plumbing systems is your best bet for an accident-free fall and winter, but there are some systems that need maintenance more than others to ensure that they’re ready for the fall and winter seasons.
Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems year-round, and fall is no exception. Investing in drain strainers can help keep larger debris from ending up in your drains and pipes. In addition, it’s important to know what can and cannot be safely sent down your garbage disposal. It’s never a bad idea to get your drains serviced before the holidays, especially if you’re hosting, so you can avoid any potential incidents that could spoil the celebration.
As the temperature cools, your water heater has to work harder to get it to temperature. This can put a lot of stress on the unit and potentially cause a breakdown. If you haven’t had your hot water heater serviced recently, now is a good time to have a professional come out to inspect and maintain it. This will give you peace of mind throughout the winter season and keep you from having to take cold showers during the chill of winter.
Sometimes fall can bring with it heavy rains. These storms can cause flooding, which can lead to sewer line backups that cause backflow into your home, create a pungent smell as it pulls sewage up from the ground, and it’s just all-around gross. Having your sewer line maintained in the early fall, or anytime you smell something off, can ensure that this doesn’t happen to you and that you can safely get through the holiday and winter seasons without an issue.
The flooding rains also stress another aspect of your plumbing system (if you have a basement)—your sump pump. When your sump pump has to run significantly harder and more often to keep your basement dry, it runs the risk of breaking down or becoming inoperable. Servicing your sump pump before heavy rain can keep it working when you need it most so your basement stays dry and tidy.
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If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.