Benefits of Water Purification Systems
Water purification systems provide cleaner, healthier water in your home by removing chlorine and other unhealthy substances. Water Softeners, Filters and Reverse Osmosis Systems can be used to improve the quality of your homes’ drinking water.
Softeners eliminate the minerals that cause hard water. Filtration Systems remove iron and sulfur without the use of harsh chemicals. Reverse Osmosis Systems can turn your tap water into bottled quality water.
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Fall To-Do’s: What to Do to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter
# 1 Remove Garden Hoses from Faucets
Remove garden hoses from outdoor faucets. This prevents water back-up in the faucets and in the plumbing pipes just inside your exterior walls that can be caused by leaving hoses attached. Make this an early fall priority so a sudden cold snap doesn’t sneak up and cause damage. Have exterior connections inspected by a professional if have concerns about damage or leaks.
#2 Drain Your Sprinkler System
Time to drain your irrigation system. Even buried irrigation lines can freeze, leading to busted pipes and broken sprinkler heads.
#3 De-Gunk Your Gutters
Clogged rain gutters can cause ice dams, which can lead to expensive repairs. After the leaves have fallen, clean your gutters to remove leaves, twigs, and gunk.
#4 Direct Your Drainage
Take a close look at the soil around your foundation and make sure it slopes away from your house at least 6 vertical inches over 10 feet. That way, you’ll keep water from soaking the soils around your foundation, which could lead to cracks and leaks.
#5 Seal Air Leaks
Preventing moisture from getting inside your walls is one of the least expensive — and most important — of your fall maintenance jobs. You’ll also seal air leaks that waste energy.
#6 Eyeball Your Roof
If you have a steep roof or a multistory house, stay safe and use binoculars to inspect your roof from the ground.
Look for warning signs: Shingles that are buckled, cracked, or missing; rust spots on flashing. Any loose, damaged, or missing shingles should be replaced immediately.
#9 Prune Plants
Late fall is the best time to prune plants and trees — when the summer growth cycle is over. Your goal is to keep limbs and branches at least 3 feet from your house so moisture won’t drip onto roofing and siding, and to prevent damage to your home’s exterior during high winds.
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