Getting Your Plumbing Ready for Spring

April 21, 2022

Your home’s plumbing system is very important as it can help to ensure water can enter and leave your home in the proper manner. Due to the amount of rain in certain areas during the spring months, ensuring your plumbing system is ready is very important. For those wondering how to get your plumbing ready for spring, there are various tips that should be followed. 

Look for Leaks

One of the most important parts of checking your home plumbing system is to check for any leaks in your home. Water leaks can prove to be very problematic as even a small leak could lead to big damage on the inside of your home. When this happens, it is important that you remain proactive and have leaks repaired. You should check any visible pipes, under sinks, toilets, and other places where water could drip.

Check Sump Pump

A sump pump is a very important appliance for many homes as it is responsible for directing excess water from your basement. During a bad storm, this can help to prevent water intrusion. While sump pumps should be turned on all year, they tend to get the most work during the spring and summer months when it will rain the most. Due to this, it may not have been very active prior to spring. To ensure that it is working well, it would be a good idea to have this system checked to ensure it is working. This should include ensuring the backup system is on and functional as well. 

Test Water

During this time of the year, it is also a good idea to test the water of your home. This can include both a visual inspection and a simple at-home test to check for hard water. If the water is an odd color, has a poor taste, or does not pass a hard-water test, it could be a sign that there is something wrong with your water system. A plumber will be able to identify the cause and source of any challenges and make necessary repairs to ensure you have clean and healthy water in your home. 

Clean Out Gutters

Your home’s gutters play a very valuable role that helps ensure rainwater can come off your roof safely. Unfortunately, leaves, branches, and other debris could accumulate in your gutters during the winter that can cause clogs and damage. Having your gutters cleaned out should allow for a free flow of water. Adding gutter guards can also help prevent debris accumulation in the future. 

As the weather starts to warm in your area, it becomes very important that your home plumbing system is up and running as well as possible. For those wondering how to be proactive in plumbing maintenance, there are various tips that you can follow that can help ensure your home is ready for the warmer months ahead. 

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