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Top 5 Tips To Get Your Plumbing System Ready For Winter

Is your plumbing system ready for winter? Your plumbing system may undergo more stress than usual during the winter holiday season – especially if you are planning on hosting guests. Therefore, there are 5 tips to get your plumbing system ready for the season ahead.

  1. Prevent Drain Clogs

Chances are you’ll be spending more time in the kitchen this season if you’re hosting out-of-town guests. Prepare those elaborate and delicious meals but take precautions to avoid drain clogs. Make sure you’re disposing of food scraps in the trash can and not putting the following foods down your garbage disposal:

  • Coffee Grounds
  • Egg Shells
  • Potato Peels
  • Bones
  • Grease, Fat, and Oil
  • Fibrous Foods
  • Pits and Seeds
  1. Create a Schedule for Guests

You may think your plumbing system can handle all your out-of-town guests – but this is not the case. Create a schedule for bathroom trips and showers. As a general rule of thumb, you want to wait at least 10-15 minutes before showers to give your drains a chance to clear and give a chance for the water to warm up again. No one likes a cold shower – especially in the winter.

  1. Fix Leaks Now

Did you know that the average household’s leaks can account for almost 10,000 gallons of water wasted each year, according to the EPA? Not only is this wasteful, but it can also contribute to your increasing water bills. If you’ve noticed a constant drip from a faucet, or another leak, it’s time to take care of it! Even the smallest leak can cause extensive – and expensive – damage.

  1. Flush Your Water Heater

Generally, it’s recommended that homeowners flush their water heater every six months or so – unless you’re prone to more hard water than most. Hard water and sediment buildup can cause rust, which in turn makes its way into the water you use in your everyday life. If you’re unsure how to flush your water heater, the pros at Acree Plumbing, Air, and Electric are always here to help.

  1. Schedule Plumbing Maintenance

To catch problems early before they become major issues, schedule a plumbing maintenance with your local plumbers at Acree. It’s never recommended to attempt DIY projects on your plumbing. Instead, make sure to have your maintenance done by a licensed professional who can diagnose issues and fix them before they turn into a major plumbing disaster. That is the last thing you need this winter – especially during your holiday!

Schedule A Plumbing Maintenance With The Pros at Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric in Tampa, FL Today!

Acree is here for all your plumbing needs. Whether you need professional drain cleaning, leak detection, water heater installation, or plumbing maintenance, our team of professionals are always here to help. tact us today at (813) 524-6313 or fill out our online form here so a team member can be in touch with you soon.