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3 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

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It’s nearly that time of year again. A time when family and friends will be visiting regularly to celebrate the holiday season.

Is your home ready for all the extra guests? More people in your house can put additional stress on your home’s comfort systems which can cause them to break down, especially if they are in poor working condition.

Your Brooklyn plumbing and heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating offer three tips to prepare your home for the holidays.

1. Make Sure Your Plumbing is Running Smoothly

Check for slow drains that can easily turn into clogged drains with additional use. Keep drains clear by flushing them with non-toxic cleaners such as baking soda and vinegar. This is also a good time to have a plumbing inspection to make sure you don’t have potential leaks lurking in the walls. A plumbing inspection can help you check for potential problems and make sure your faucets and valves can withstand the extra operation.

2. Give Your Heating System a Tune Up

Whether your home has a furnace, boiler or another heating system, the best time to check for problems is before they occur. Two easy steps to take that improve the health of your HVAC system is to clean out the vents and replace the filters. A boiler tune-up or furnace check by a professional HVAC company can also help you avoid a breakdown.

3. Ensure that Your Water Heater is in Good Condition

Checking and insulating your water heater’s pipes and looking over the tank for damage can prevent it from giving out when the whole family is trying to get ready for a holiday outing or just cleaning up for a family dinner. Water heaters also need regular check-ups. If you haven’t had your water heater inspected for some time, having it looked over just before guests arrive for the holidays is a great time to do so. Not only will regular maintenance keep the water warm for your family, it can save you money by preventing future repair bills.

Help from Brooklyn’s HVAC & Plumbing Pros

The professionals at Petri Plumbing & Heating want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season and hope your get-togethers are fun and inviting; however, we are here if you need us. If you’d like to schedule a maintenance call for any of your home’s services, give our experts a call today!

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