Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Protect Your Plumbing and Heating System When You Go Away

If you are leaving to go out of town during the February school break, take care of your heating system.

Winter is not the time when you want to find yourself with a heating or plumbing issue as a result of burst pipes.

When you leave your home:

Be sure that even the smallest holes in the exterior siding is insulated and covered around any water pipes that are on the inside of exterior walls.

Remember, frozen pipes are not just an inconvenience, families have had homes ruined every winter in Boston because of water pipes that freeze.

Water heaters, safety valves and washing machines that are located above the first floor or in a finished basement should have drain pains underneath them.

Know where your water meter shut off valves are located. More importantly, make sure that they work by turning them off and on a few times a year.

In the event that you find yourself without heat or with  a burst pipe this winter, you need a plumber you can trust. Contact Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating, you can be assured that your job is always done right the first time.