Winter is an inevitable season, and it doesn’t matter whether you hate it or not, winter will not take it easy on you.
Before the start of winter, homeowners should be aware of the condition of their heating systems. Depending on the model, most heating systems take up to three years before needing regular cleaning. However, a few systems require annual maintenance. Be sure to check on your winter fixture as preparation.
Fireplace and Chimney
If you are using a fireplace, then at least have it cleaned before the cold season. Maintenance of chimneys includes looking for cracks and damages along the walls and sediment build-up.
This is a precautionary measure to prevent pipes from freezing. By insulating pipes near windows, doors, and unheated areas in the house, you are preventing the pipes from freezing and bursting.
When necessary, it may be important to replace caulk and weatherstripping. This is a crucial procedure when embracing the winter season. Many homeowners are left with regret after only noticing that the air leaks when the cold breeze begins roaring across homes.
Heat cables are perfect for homes that are prone to the formation of icicles and ice dams. While it may not seem like a critical step in preparing for winter, it helps a great deal in providing ease for the safety of the members of the household.
Gutters and Trees
Finally, while it is still a bit warm outside, start trimming the trees around your property to avoid them from falling and causing damage to your home. Cleaning gutters, on the other hand, prevent major leaks and cracks from forming.
Einstein Pros is a trusted plumbing company in Bend, Oregon. We provide various winter plumbing services including the installation of radiators and insulation, general repair, and parts replacement. Call us now to book an appointment.