As winter gradually comes to an end, it’s time to think about gearing up for spring and summer. For home and property owners, a major to-do on your list during season changes should be making sure your plumbing system is functioning properly.
Start the spring season off right by checking these four elements of your plumbing system:
Inspect Faucets, Appliance Water Supply Hoses, and Pipes for Leaks
- Inspect all of your indoor and outdoor faucet and pipes to ensure that there are no leaks. A small hole may not seem like a big deal until you get a water bill.
- Inspect pipes that are closest to outside walls to make sure that excessively cold winter temperatures didn’t cause minor damage to your pipes.
- Inspect your washing machine and dishwasher supply hoses for anything out of place. It’s a lot cheaper to replace hoses before something happens than having to deal with the aftermath of an easily avoidable disaster.
Be Kind to Your Water Heater
Water heaters work hard for us, and if you want it to continue to take care of you, you need to take care of it. One way to do so is to have our expert plumbers flush it. The more use it gets, the more chance there is for mineral deposits to build up at the bottom of the tank. That sediment has an impact on its functionality.
Check for Clogged Drains
Drain clogs are a common problem in every household, and they make it harder for the tub to drain after baths or during showers. Numerous things can clog your drains, including hair, soap scum, or objects that fall down the drain. Avoid stopped up bathrooms by checking the drains.
Sewer Line Problems
If you have a problem with your main sewer line, you’ll feel the impact of that issue throughout your home. One of the most significant causes of sewer line clogs, particularly in older homes, is a tree root.
They can also happen for many other reasons. The visible signs that you have a sewer line clog are:
- Water that backs up from drains
- Toilets overflow
- Gurgling sounds from one or more drains
Avoid future inconveniences and expensive repairs by keeping tabs on your sewer line.
In general, a PlumbingCare Maintenance Agreement is the best way to have peace of mind with your plumbing system year-round. With this agreement you not only get priority service at a discount, but we will work hard to prevent plumbing breakdowns from happening in the first place, which may save you money in the process. See the full benefits of this service plan here.
Call Mr. Plumber to learn more about this service plan or to schedule an appointment for a winter check today.