Fall is a great time of year, with cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. Unfortunately, it can also bring plumbing problems to your home. Common issues that arise during this season include clogged drains, frozen pipes and even flooding.
Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems during fall. Clogs occur when debris such as leaves become stuck in the pipes or buildup inside them over time. To prevent a clog from occurring, be sure to check all outside drains regularly for any blockages and keep the gutters clean by removing leaves and other debris.
Frozen pipes are another issue that homeowners often face during fall months due to chilly temperatures and lack of insulation in some areas of their home. To prevent this from occurring, insulation should be placed around any exposed pipes and running a trickle of water through them when temperatures drop significantly.
Finally, flooding can occur due to heavy rains during the fall months. To help prevent it, check your sump pump and make sure it's in working order as well as look for any cracks or holes in the foundation that could be letting water in. Additionally, ensure that your gutters are clear so they don't become overloaded with rainwater and potentially cause flooding.
By taking steps to address these plumbing issues now, you can help ensure that your home is safe and sound all season long!