Plumbing Tips & Services for Winter in New Jersey
When the weather starts to cool down, you should start thinking about steps to ensure your plumbing system is prepared for the upcoming season. Preventative care is the best thing you can do for your property this season! Keep reading to learn tips and services we offer that can keep your water systems in tip-top shape, no matter how low temperatures in New Jersey decide to drop this year.
Plumbing Winterization Tips for Your New Jersey Property
Ensure Your Sump Pump Is in Working Order
Your sump pump helps protect your home against flooding and irreversible water damage. Why not make sure it’s working well before the first snowfall? If you need help with this, the experts at Woolley Home Solutions can help.
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Plan for Pipe Repairs Ahead of Time
Fluctuating temperatures are a recipe for water and sewer line issues. When water freezes, it expands, which can cause pipes to burst. Then when the ice inside melts, you’re left with a big mess to clean up and an expensive repair to schedule. If you have any questionable water or sewer lines, be proactive and get them prepared for winter ahead of time with help from our experts.
Other Plumbing Winterization Tips
Running your faucets even at a drip can help prevent freezing pipes in the event of a cold snap.
Keep indoor pipes warm and cozy with foam insulation, ideally with electrical tape underneath.
Turn off the water supply to outdoor faucets, then drain any remaining water by opening the taps until they run dry. Like indoor pipes, you don’t want any leftover water sitting in your outdoor pipes all winter!
Maintain indoor temperatures above 55 degrees, even if you’re traveling away from your home. A programmable thermostat is a simple way to manage your home’s temperature.
Bonus Tip: Don’t Forget to Schedule a Heating System Tune-Up
Booking your furnace or boiler’s tune-up is the best thing you can do when winter weather comes knocking. This annual preventative maintenance reduces your risk of a breakdown, gives you peace of mind, and even lowers your energy bills by up to 10% by boosting your system efficiency.
Need Help Getting Your NJ Property Ready for Winter?
The experts at Woolley would love to help. We employ a team of professional plumbers and heating technicians who are fully equipped to keep your property safe, cozy, and dry, even when temperatures sink. Get in touch if you need assistance with your plumbing winterization process this year.