The winter is a challenging time for your plumbing system. Pipes that are not properly winterized or insulated can remain full of water and explode when the water freezes. Your water heater or tankless water heater has to work harder to provide hot water. Your pipes could freeze if your furnace stops working.
All of this is to say that, for any homeowner, preparing your plumbing for the winter is a good idea. It will save you a lot of headaches and discomfort – such as a blisteringly cold shower in the morning before work when your water heater goes out, unexpectedly – and also time and money.
So, in this article, we’ll go over eight simple steps you can take to prepare your home’s plumbing for the winter. Read on, and see what you should do to make sure that your home stays safe, warm, and free of any major issues.