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The Essential Fall Plumbing Maintenance Guide for Aledo, Texas and the surrounding areas

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Plumbing is the backbone of any home or business, and in the unique climate and conditions of Aledo, and surrounding areas, it's crucial to maintain it properly. Whether you're a homeowner or a business owner, understanding the nuances of plumbing maintenance can save you time, money, and potential headaches. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to maintain plumbing this fall.

Regular Plumbing Maintenance & Inspections are KEY

Just like any other system in your home, your plumbing needs regular check-ups. It is important to schedule a yearly inspection with a licensed plumbing professional. They are able to look for potential issues like leaks, corrosion, or blockages before they become bigger, more costly, problems down the line.

Mind the Drains

Clogged drains can be a nuisance. To prevent blockages, avoid pouring fats, oils, or any solid materials down the drain. Consider using drain strainers to catch debris. If you notice slow drainage, it might be time for a professional drain cleaning.

Protect Your Pipes

Although we're known for hot summers in North Central Texas, our nights can get pretty chilly starting in the fall. No one likes going out once the sun is down to make sure their pipes are properly insulated, so it's a good idea to check them while the weather is still nice.

Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters are one of the most overlooked plumbing appliances in any home until they go out. Don't be caught in a freezing cold shower when the temperatures start to drop. Flush your water heater yearly to remove sediment buildup. This not only extends your water heater's lifespan but ensures it is running efficiently. Not sure how to flush your water heater yourself, call our professionals to do it for you!

Be Careful With the Chemicals

While it might seem like an easy "quick fix" for a blocked or slow drain, chemical drain cleaners can severely damage your home's plumbing, especially in older homes. We highly recommend calling in professionals to mitigate the amount of damage done by chemicals.

Know Where your Main Water Valve is Located

In case of an emergency, like a burst pipe, knowing where your main water shutoff valve is located can be a lifesaver! It's also a good idea that others in your household, or even close neighbors know the location of the shutoff valve too.

Regular Sewer Line Checks

The terrain west of 820 varies from plot to plot. Constant construction and heavy trucks moving around constantly shift the soil, which can impact our plumbing systems as well. Scheduling regular sewer line checks helps detect issues before they get out of hand, or even identify potential problem areas to keep an eye on in the future.

Plumbing maintenance is not just about addressing problems when they show up, but instead about taking proactive steps to ensure your plumbing is running effectively and efficiently year-round. Partner with Bearcat Plumbing, your go-to local plumber to ensure your plumbing is problem-free!

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