Fall Plumbing Disasters

Fall is one of the best times of the year. Depending on where you live, you may get some icy temperatures before old man winter comes to town. There are some common problems that occur in the home during the autumn season. Being prepared gives you a higher chance of averting disaster when you are pro-active with maintenance.

Clogged Gutters

One of the biggest problems that occur during the autumn is clogged gutters. Unless you are fortunate enough to have enclosed gutters, you will probably have to scoop the leaves out of these spaces. By preventing a backup, you can save your gutters a lot of damage. First they can break off the side of the house due to weight, and second they can form a nice icy mess when the weather turns brisk.

Frozen Pipes

While temperatures aren’t quite cold enough for frozen pipes yet, you need to think about maintenance. If there are pipes that are exposed they need to be covered and perhaps have a heating system installed. A professional plumber can look over your pipes and tell you which ones are in danger of becoming an icy mess. A frozen pipe can mean a broken pipe and that can cost hundreds of dollars to repair.

Frozen Drains

Did you know that your drains can freeze before your pipes? Ask some people who experienced this phenomenon last year and they will testify about the issues this causes. When the temperatures are severe, the drain lines can freeze in the exit lines from the house.

Be sure that all drains are free flowing and you want to take care of any slow running drains before winter. Those slow running drains means that water is collecting and staying in one place too long. Avoid the problems and fix the issue.

Remember to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule. Call L.E. Isley & Sons Plumbing at (317) 420-4006to get your Westfield home inspected.

Autumn is a chance that Mother Nature allows you to get ready for the upcoming cold season. Don’t pass up this chance. Call your local plumber and make sure that your pipes and home are ready for winter. The worst thing you can do is wait till it’s too late.

Some pipes are prone to freezing and while you may not know which ones they are, your plumber can help you come up with a plan that will ensure you have water all year long. Anything that your having an issue with now will only be magnified when the temperatures dip into single digits.