September plays host to many fun activities in Brooklyn and New York City such as the guided tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park with Waterfront Walks, Urban Farm Exploration Days and more. But take a moment to remember that seasonal changes affect your Brooklyn home’s plumbing needs. You can avoid potential plumbing emergencies brought on by changing temperatures with easy preventative measures, brought to you by our professional Brooklyn plumber.
Our trusted Brooklyn plumbing professionals recommend that you don’t wait until winter to ensure your pipes are sufficiently insulated. When your plumbing breaks down, it seems to always land on the busiest day of the season. Make sure your pipes are protected and prepared to ward off freezing temperatures. Any small leaks should be repaired now before they become more detrimental. Your Petri Plumbing professionals can easily take care of both of these tasks for you. As they rightly say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
September is also a good time to clean your water heater. Licensed professionals look for rust stains when draining and cleaning your water heater. These can be caused by sediment buildup resulting from hard water. Rust stains indicate that it is time for a new water heater.
Consider cleaning your sump pump and checking for any needed maintenance. Winter’s cold can cause it to stop operating, resulting in potential flooding in your basement. Cleaning a sump pump is not an easy job and the experts at Petri Plumbing of Brooklyn will be glad to do the maintenance for you.
Don’t forget the outside of your home. Prevent freezing and bursting pipes in the months to come. Disconnect hoses and sprinklers, drain the water from them and store them until spring. Cover outdoor faucets with insulated wraps found in any hardware store.
For more ideas on fall plumbing prep, contact Petri Plumbing today at (718) 748-1254. We’re Brooklyn’s oldest and most trusted family plumbers.