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Prep Your Plumbing for Winter

It’s that time of the year again – Jack Frost is moving into Jacksonville, Florida, but is your home ready? Prepare your plumbing for the cold weather before a frozen pipe or plumbing emergency ruins your holidays.

Winter weather requires a different kind of plumbing maintenance. It’s important to create a plumbing checklist to make sure nothing is missed.

To help you create the optimal plumbing checklist for your home, we’ve put together a few checkpoints of our own to assist you:

Prevent Plumbing Freezes

  • Find your water main in case you need to shut it off during an emergency
  • Drain all garden hoses
  • Insulate exposed pipes
  • Drain all AC pipes
  • If you leave your home for vacation, set the heat to 55 degrees.

 

Lastly, call the professionals at Metro-Rooter for a complete winter plumbing inspection. We’ll provide a thorough inspection, provide any suggestions and recommendations we may find, and fix any minor plumbing problems before they become large ones. To learn more, or to schedule your appointment, contact us today.

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