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Fall Sewer and Drain Checklist for Minnesota Homes

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Cold temperatures during winter can strain your pipe system. If you are not careful, you could experience clogged drains, frozen pipes, poor water heater performance, leaking water lines, burst pipes, and other problems. To avoid these issues, you need to prepare your drainage system for winter.

Fall is the best time to prime your pipes for the drop in temperatures. You will have ample time to check everything, perform preventive maintenance, and take care of any issues before the cold season kicks in. To ensure your pipes are in tip-top shape, be sure to perform a number of important tasks.

Here’s a handy maintenance checklist to help you get started.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHECK YOUR PIPES IN THE FALL

Winter can take a toll on your pipes, drains, and disposal. Checking your pipes in the fall will go a long way in ensuring you prepare your home’s system for the cold weather and avoid frozen disasters. This not only saves you time and money but also helps keep your home safe. To winterize your pipes, ensure you do not overlook certain critical aspects. Below is a maintenance checklist you should consider following.

WINTERIZE OUTDOOR HOSES AND FAUCETS

Your outdoor water fixtures are most susceptible to freezing. As such, winterizing them should be part of your fall checklist. This will help to protect the outdoor piping from freezing, effectively preventing pipes from cracking and bursting.

Before winter sets in, there are a few steps you should take:

  • Disconnect, drain, and properly store your hoses
  • Open the outdoor faucet to drain water from the faucet to the valve
  • Turn off the valve inside your house to shut off the water supply to the outdoor faucet
  • Consider installing an outdoor faucet cover

INSPECT DRAINS FOR ANY BLOCKAGES

Before the cold season kicks in, give special attention to checking your drains for any blockages. These blockages can result in water freezing in your pipes, which can lead to extensive damage to the sprinklers, valves, fittings, pumps, pipes and other system components.

Marvel Sewer and Drain offers camera inspections to make sure that your pipes are free and clear of any blockages or debris. Detecting these sewer problems before the winter can help save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

CLEAR UP ANY BLOCKAGES IN YOUR DRAINS

As stated in the previous section, any blockages in your drains can lead to severe problems down the road, especially as we near the winter months. It’s important to make sure that any blockages are cleared from your pipes to ensure optimal flow and functionality.

Here at Marvel Sewer and Drain, we specialize in efficient and effective drain cleaning services. Our team of experts will thoroughly inspect your drains, clear out any blockages, and leave your drains free of any debris. Plus, there is the added bonus that our drain cleaning methods are environmentally friendly!

INSULATE PIPES IN COLD PLACES TO PREPARE FOR THE WINTER

Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your drainage system. To prevent damage to your pipes, insulate exposed pipes especially in cold places such as the basement, attic, crawl spaces and garage. Insulation provides a layer of protection from the cold, which lessens the likelihood of freezing.

To ensure proper water flow and prevent costly damage, maintenance should include fixing any leaks. Even minor leaks can waste water and weaken the integrity of your pipes, making it important to address them quickly.

COUNT ON MARVEL SEWER AND DRAIN FOR EXPERT SEWER AND DRAIN SERVICES THIS FALL

Some sewer issues are extremely sensitive. If not handled properly, they may develop into bigger problems and cost you more in the long run. For the best results, you should always let experts work on anything that involves your pipes, especially those underground.

Marvel Sewer and Drain is a local, family-owned sewer and drain repair company that has been in operation for over a decade. We have the expertise, experience, and tools to handle any job. In addition, we use advanced technology and specialized methods to help preserve your property and save you money. Contact us today to learn more and to request our services.  

 

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