As the leaves start changing colors and the weather starts getting colder, homeowners must follow certain steps to ensure their houses are prepared. So, your trusted Las Vegas plumber and HVAC experts have compiled a handy guide to ensure you are ready for the approaching shift to weather.
Clean the gutters
Leaves and other debris will stack up in the gutters making your home vulnerable to damage. Too many people wait until the last leaf drops to climb up the ladder and clean out the gutters. This can cause the gutters to clog, leaving you with bigger problems and potential home damage. Doing it on a bi-weekly basis during the fall will make the job easier and keep your home free of damage.
Seal up cracks
This task is more to save you money rather than a necessary chore. Any minor cracks or gaps in your windows or doors will cause the warm air to escape during the winter. This will cause you to use an excessive amount of energy. Don’t let your energy bill reach scary numbers by using caulk to fill up any gaps in your home.
Drain outdoor irrigation
Even though it doesn’t snow in Las Vegas, your outdoor irrigation isn’t used to the frigid air. This puts them at risk of freezing over which can cause your pipes to burst. You don’t want to have to deal with this costly repair so simply shut off the valve to each outdoor faucet and insulate the openings. If you are having trouble locating the valve, contact an expert Las Vegas plumber to help.
Inspect the heater
It’s been months since the last time you have turned on the heater. Who knows how it will react after such a long latency period. Contact a heating repair Las Vegas company to inspect the furnace to ensure it is in proper working order. Homes are at risk of filling with carbon monoxide if the heaters are damaged. Avoid costly repairs and potential health hazards by having an inspection prior to turning it on.
Reset your automatic sprinklers
In Las Vegas, we are in a drought. During the cool weather, your plants don’t need as much water. Be sure to adjust your sprinklers accordingly so you don’t find yourself wasting any.
In order to have a proper inspection of your home’s plumbing and heating system, you want to hire an expert. You can find Las Vegas plumber and heating professionals at JMAC Plumbing & Air Conditioning. They even offer discounts for first time customers. Call the Las Vegas plumbers today at 702.227.5622 to learn more.