Yep, it’s that time of year again folks. The temperature outside is steadily dropping, the weather is slowly changing, the leaves of your backyard trees are changing color and falling, and the thought of winter and the work that comes with — though hasn’t quite officially begun — continues to loom over.
Yep, it’s definitely that time of year again.
And while the fall season is known for its sugar, spice, and everything nice with activities such as pumpkin picking, cozy sweater wearing, and hot apple cider drinking, it’s also known as a time for homeowners to get work on preparing their home’s for the harsh conditions that winter brings. Failure to do so can not only be a pain, but it can also be expensive.
As with so many other areas of life, procrastination does nothing but make winter home preparation harder than it needs to be. That’s the beauty of regularly practicing preventative maintenance. Not only does it put you in the driver’s seat in terms of identifying potential problems, but it also has the potential of saving you thousands of dollars in costly repairs, such as pipe repair, sewer repair, pipe replacement, and even professional gutter and drain cleaning.
Pipe repair is a common concern on the minds of homeowners across the country, particularly those who live in cold, frigid areas. The cold temperatures make it harder for everything to function, whether it’s your body or your home’s waste management system. As temperatures drop and water from rainfall and snow get into pipes, the combination of cold and moisture does a number on your pipes. Ice can cause your pipes to freeze, expand, contract, and even break. That is why staying on top of preventative maintenance, especially in terms of pipe repair, is so crucial.
As such, now is a perfect time to contact your local pipe repair or sewer company and schedule a pipe inspection. While it may seem like yet another thing to add to your winter home prep list, the potential savings from a routine inspection are well worth the trouble of scheduling a simple inspection. More can be found here.