The cold winter season is quickly approaching, which means it is time to winterize your home. If you are a new homeowner or have moved to a cold-weather climate, you need to know what steps you need to take to correct steps to ensure your home is protected from damage that can be caused by frigid temperatures. Here is what you need to do:
Check the Outside Areas of Your Home
You depend on your water supply lines to safely bring drinking water to every tap in your home. Eventually, though, those lines may begin to fail. Know the signs so you can schedule a repair before the damage becomes too severe.
1. Moldy Walls
Mold needs moisture to grow, so if you start finding mold in areas that should be dry then it's time to consider the cause. Mold can be due to a supply line leak if it occurs under a sink, on the ceiling below a bathroom, or if there are supply lines running behind the moldy wall.
Make no mistake, your washing machine is part of your home's plumbing system and plumbing problems can affect it just as easily as any other drain or tap in your home. Knowing what they are can help you diagnose them and schedule a repair quickly.
1. Blocked Home Drain
The washing machine empties into a main drain line, which is likely shared with the other drains in your home. This line can be blocked at the entrance by lint and debris from the washing machine, or it can become blocked items put down another drain, such as waste from the kitchen.
If you are responsible for running a youth football league, you'll of course have to manage everything from making sure the kids have the equipment they need to make sure concessions are available for people in the stands. But while in the middle of all of that planning, don't forget another very important part of organizing any event, and that's making sure that spectators and athletes alike have a place to take care of business when nature calls.
A gas leak isn't the type of problem that you can simply ignore. The extra expense on your gas bill means very little compared to the major risk a gas leak poses. Collected gas in the home can combust easily with a single spark. This spark can occur when you do something as simple as turning on a light switch. Know the signs of a gas leak and how to prevent one so you can keep your family and your home safe.