The school bell has rung, the temperature is dropping, and there are fewer RVs on the road. This can only mean one thing … the end of summer has arrived.
With regards to your plumbing system, the end of summer is a season within itself. Just like there are specific maintenance checks to do for your plumbing system during the summer season – there are checks that you should do during the end of the summer season.
The end of the summer is an important time of transition. The weather patterns move from hot to cold, and the change can be significant and sudden.
Since most of your plumbing system is buried in the ground outside of your home, the change in weather that occurs at the end of the summer months is important to note.
To keep your plumbing system working in top condition throughout the fall and winter months, make sure to do these simple end of summer plumbing maintenance checks:
Inspect Your Sewer Lines
The sewer system for your home is responsible for carrying all of the waste and used water away. Obviously, if there is any interruption to this process, you could be looking at a backup of some pretty gross stuff.
During the summer months, there is a lot of growth in the trees and plants around your property. This growth occurs both aboveground, and underground in the root system. The roots of a tree or bush will grow far and wide looking for food and water.
If it finds these things in your sewer line, the roots will continue to grow inside of the pipe and eventually cause some serious damage and clogging.
Make sure to have a video inspection of your sewer lines if your indoor plumbing has shown any signs of trouble.
This is the best way to make sure that your plumbing system won’t have a major malfunction during the cold weather.
Inspect All Outdoor Plumbing
During the summer season, many homeowners have a lot of access to water outside of the home. This comes in the form of water hoses, water features, drip lines, and automatic sprinkler systems.
Each of these systems needs to be inspected as we go into the cold weather. It is important to make sure that none of the spigots are leaking, there aren’t any broken sprinkler heads, and all hoses are in good condition.
Any type of leak can get compounded by the cold weather when temperatures start to drop low enough for water to freeze.
Take this transition time to make sure that all of your plumbing – inside and out – is in good condition and ready for the cold temperatures.
Call Swat Plumbing your local, licensed Fort Worth plumber today to ensure your plumbing is in tip top shape for the coming seasons ahead.