How to Prepare Your Metro Detroit Home for the Winter

Tune Up Your Heating System

It’s recommended that you have your heating and cooling system inspected and maintained multiple times a year to avoid expensive breakdowns and repairs.  Don’t wait until there’s an issue with your heating system, causing it to break down on the coldest day of the year.  Getting routine maintenance is significantly cheaper than dealing with costly repairs and the peace of mind you’ll have knowing your system is functioning safely and efficiently is priceless. 

Drain Exterior Faucets

Undrained water can freeze inside your pipes, causing them to burst when the ice expands.  Disconnect all of your garden hoses and drain the remaining water in the faucets. 

Drain Your Lawn Irrigation System

Similar to exterior faucets, your law irrigation system needs to be drained in order to prevent busted pipes.  Although, this is best left to a professional, as it requires additional equipment. 

Tune Up Your Water Heater

Once a year, before the cold weather hits, it’s important to drain and maintain your water heater.  Again, this is a job best left for a professional.

Fix Your Leaks

Leaky pipes are another area that susceptible to freezing and bursting, which can cause massive water damage and expensive plumbing repairs.  Call a plumber today and have them inspect your pipes for problem areas.

Insulate Your Pipes

Wrapping your pipes with heat tape or pipe insulation can save you a major catastrophe when the temperature drops!  Head to your local hardware store and pick up a DIY pipe insulation kit or call a plumbing service for a more comprehensive job.


At Heaney Plumbing and Heating we offer expert service for leaky pipes, furnaces, water heaters and more! Our expert technicians will ensure that your house is winter-proofed and ready to go this season.  Contact us today and receive 10% off labor fees!


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