Common Plumbing Issues to Address this Fall

As the seasons change and fall weather is now upon us, there are many common plumbing problems that can ensue. Being proactive in having your plumbing facilities inspected for proper function is the best way keep your home safe and free of damage. Here are some of the most common plumbing issues to address this fall:

Have your gutters unclogged

While not directly harmful to your home, clogged gutters have the ability to cause a lot of problems to your plumbing system. Gutters that are clogged with debris are unable to drain water from your roof, resulting in water dripping into your home’s foundation and causing ice dams to form when freezing temps occur. Using the fall season to clean your gutters – or hiring a professional to do it – can save you a lot of money in plumbing repairs this winter.

Inspect your water heater

When colder temps arise, your water heater naturally has to work harder to produce warm air in your home. As fall approaches, one of the best preventative measures to take for your Buffalo home involves a full heater inspection to identify any potential problems that can worsen or cause your heater to fully break down. During a water heater inspection, your HVAC technician will also inspect your pipes and recommend piping insulation.


With heavier rainfall typical during colder seasons, promptly addressing and preventing flooding issues in your home is key during this time of year. This involves having your sump pump inspected, having all drains unclogged and free of any obstruction, and clearing out your gutters. Taking steps to make sure your home is waterproof will make all the difference when severe water has the potential to cause flooding and leakage.

To have your plumbing needs addressed this fall, learn how the team at The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo can help! From water heater inspections to home leak detection, and more, our technicians will work diligently to make any necessary repairs while fully preparing your plumbing system for winter.

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