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Plumbing Tips for the Fall

Cold weather will be here sooner than you think, and freezing temperatures always cause problems with plumbing. Zeek Plumbing recommends that you follow these Fall plumbing tips to avoid a disaster this Winter season.

  • Disconnect and drain all outdoor hoses 
    • The water left inside the hoses will freeze which will cause the hose to expand. When it expands, it can cause the hose to stretch and break.
  • Check all outdoor faucets and hose bibs for dripping water or leaks.
    • Similar to the hoses, outdoor hose bibs can break. The water will force even the smallest of cracks or holes to become a much bigger issue.
    • Close all interior shut off valves that lead to outdoor faucets. This will prevent any water from reaching the faucet.
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  • Make sure to have proper insulation on pipes in unheated areas
    • Garages and crawl spaces do not usually receive any heat from the home and leaves pipes exposed to freezing temperatures. Therefore, apply heat tape or heat cables to pipes for prevention.
Insulated pipes
  • Properly seal all windows and doors
    • Cold air leaks under doors and through windows that are not closed correctly. However, this isn’t a plumbing issue per say, but this will definitely cause your heating bill to rise.
  • Clean sump pump pits
    • They are also usually located in areas of the home without heat which can cause them to not function properly.
  • Clear leaves and debris from roof drains
    • During the Fall, everybody always notices the leaves falling, but they don’t always see the leaves that get stuck and clog roof drains. If a blockage forms, the water left inside will freeze over the winter and can cause damage to the drain.
Fall plumbing

Following all of these Fall plumbing tips will help prevent problems that usually arise during the cold seasons. If you would like professional help with installing shut off valves or with any of the tips above, please give our office a call at 866-635-0200 or use our Book Online feature.

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Everyone at Zeek Plumbing was so kind and helpful. My heated driveway had a broken pipe but Steve, Rich, and the whole team went above and beyond to repair this as quickly as possible. I highly recommend their business for any plumbing issues you may have.
Tamara D.
I’m a new homeowner and didn’t know what to expect when I had Zeek over to help me with a problem I had with a new washing machine connection when I moved in. Not only did they help with the connection, they spent time to explain my heating system to me. Now, two months later they have been to my home for two other problems that came about. While I wasn’t excited about having to spend money, they kept my budget in mind and were more than fair. I have nothing to but good things to say about their work, the people in their office and the people that have visited my home. I recommend them highly.
austin S.
Steve and his team are the best of the best. He was so responsive and so caring!!!! Within a very short amount of time he sent us 2 of his team members (Rich and Oliver) who were outstanding. Extremely competent, knowledgeable, smart, fast, polite, and caring. We recently moved into the area and are so blessed to have found them. Highly recommend them!!!
Caroline F.
The gentlemen from Zeek Plumbing were very professional and thorough in trying to determine the source of our problem. They had all the necessary parts with them to fix the problem and left everything very tidy after they finished the repair.
Monica O.
Tim and RJ were responsive polite and clean. Did a great job very quickly keeping my costs to the minimum they could be.
Jen S
We called Zeek Plumbing when our office toliet backed up. They came right out and took care of the problem in a very professional manner. They did have to make a second trip, but did so promptly and got the problem solved. We would definitely recommend Zeek Plumbing.
Tom H.
I had a sewer line leaking in the basement where flooring and part of a wall had to be removed. They also had to remove a toilet and replace that connection to the sewer line. .The pipes were repaired, concrete repaired and toilet reinstalled. This was a big job. They knew exactly what they were doing and the repair is all done. They were easy to schedule with, courteous and professional. Highly recommend!!
viv A.
First time customer of Zeek Plumbing and a very happy one. Great communication from Ryan in the office and Bill resolved my problem with the washing machine shut off valve. Thank you so much!
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The Guys at Zeek plumbing are professional and punctual. EXTREMELY thoughtful to my needs. Don't hesitate to contact them for your plumbing needs.If you go to a different plumber your a FOOL!
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Zeek has always come through for us these last few years! Tim and RJ are the best!
Kelly M
A huge thank you to Zeke Plumbing for helping my family, and our old home, on multiple occasions! The response time is consistently fast and the work is done properly. I also very much appreciate the honest proposals as to what is needed and options to get the job done properly, efficiently and cost effective. Thank you!
Lisa G.
We woke up this morning to water pouring out of our toilet, all of over the floor, down the to the basement, we were PANICKED! I called Zeek Plumbing and Steve was able to identify the problem over the phone and dispatch someone to come immediately to help us fix the issue. Within an hour everything was fixed and in working order. We're so grateful for the responsiveness and professionalism of his team.
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