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Summer Plumbing & Heating Tips For Homeowners

The summer is a great time to perform any outstanding maintenance on the plumbing and heating in your home. With the furnace largely inactive, it is a great time to repair any problem spots that can cause cold areas in your house during the winter time. It is also a good idea to fix any pipes that have been causing issues either inside or outside of your house. Here are a few tips to help you get a start on keeping your home’s plumbing and heating running smoothly all year round.

Get an Inspection

A good place to start with your home repairs is to get a professional to perform a complete inspection of your house’s plumbing and heating systems. By doing so, you will be able to pinpoint the particular points in your house that are in need of heating or plumbing repairs. This can also help you save money in the long run, as a thorough inspection will reveal any points in your house that are venting warm air in the winter, causing you to pay more on your heating bill.

Repair or Replace Now

Should you find any specific area of your home that requires attention, it is a good idea to take care of the issue immediately. Plumbing and heating repairs are especially important to the overall well-being of your home, mainly due to the fact that these systems can potentially be drastically affected by the cold winter weather. For example, a crack in your foundation or a pipe leading to or under your house is something to be tended to right away, particularly in a place like Vancouver that has a wet climate. It is also a good idea to replace any faulty equipment, such as a boiler or water heater that is acting up. These pieces of equipment tend to work harder during the winter, which is why it’s important to replace them well before they break down.

Get Winter-Ready

The cold weather has a funny way of sneaking up on you, and can be potentially devastating to your house’s plumbing. It is vital that you ensure all the pipes in your home that will be exposed to the cold, such as the pipes in the attic, are well insulated. You will also want to make sure your heating ducts or the heater itself is in proper working order. There is nothing worse than waking up to a cold house on that first frigid day of the year. By double checking to make sure everything is in working order, you will have nothing to worry about come winter time.

For more tips on how you can take advantage of the warm weather and get your home’s plumbing and heating systems running perfectly, feel free to check out our website or contact us to schedule an inspection. You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter if you would like to receive current updates about the work we’ve done in the Vancouver area.