Time to Prepare for Autumn

As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, your plumbing problems change with the season. No more three shower days and corn cobs down the drain from a summer picnic! Instead we have water heater problems and leaf-ridden drains. Check out these tips for what to do when you encounter these fall problems. 

A Little Leaf Never Hurt Anyone. Right? 

Who doesn’t love running through a fresh pile of crisp, fallen leaves? While they may be no issue when neatly piled in your lawn, fallen leaves can present loads of problems, specifically with your drainage systems. Leaves prove to be quite stubborn as they never seem to stop coming down and love to cozy up in the worst spots for your drains. 

Gutter clogs may be your first thought when it comes to leaves and you are right, leaves blocking these drains can result in minor or in rarer cases, major problems if gone unchecked. Clean your gutters regularly to avoid improper draining. 

Other common leaf-related issues revolve around leaves being blown by wind into vent pipes or other problem areas, which can lead to clogged drains around the house if not caught early in the clog. Our tip for avoiding leaf clogs is to rake and dispose of your leaves as well as have regular drain checks throughout this upcoming season. Always remember if a drain problem appears too much for you or is causing immediate issues, we provide drain cleaning services! 

Water Heater 

Regardless of what type of water heater you use, falling outdoor temperatures will always affect your water heater’s performance. Here are some things to keep in mind when using your water heater this fall: 

  • Your water heater will be working harder, resulting in higher energy bills 

  • With this increase of work, your water heater deteriorates faster in colder conditions 

  • Getting your water heater checked out during this season is wise – as we say: Choose wisely, think Isley! 

No one wants to wake up to cold water in the winter months,  so if your water heater seems to be acting out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 317-420-4006 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!