Get Ready for the Spring: A Plumbing Checklist
Spring is right around the corner, and with it brings warmer weather, flowers, and a reminder that it’s time to start thinking about seasonal maintenance. This year, make sure your plumbing system is ready for spring by following this comprehensive checklist.
Check Your Water Heater
Your water heater works hard during the cold winter months, so it’s important to inspect it before turning up the heat again. Check that all connections are securely fastened, and if you see any rust or corrosion on the unit itself, contact a professional plumber immediately. Such as Rooter Man of NJ. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Inspect Your Pipes
Just like your water heater needs some extra TLC after winter, so do your pipes. First things first – check for signs of leaks or corrosion along exposed piping. If damage is found, call a professional plumber as soon as possible as these issues can become costly over time if left unchecked. You should also take this opportunity to look at how well-insulated your pipes are and consider adding extra insulation for protection against cold temperatures in the future.
Check Your Water Pressure
One of the most important things you can do is check your water pressure. Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of problems such as a clogged water pipe or a faulty shutoff valve. If you’re unsure how to check your water pressure, contact a plumber who can come out and diagnose any potential problems before they become serious.
Check The Sump Pump
When temperatures begin to rise, so does the potential for flooding in basements or crawl spaces with sump pumps installed. To avoid any costly damage from an overflowing sump pump, make sure that all connections between the sump pump and its power source are secure and free of corrosion or rust. Also, check that all hoses leading away from the sump pump are free of blockages and debris buildup. Lastly, ensure that the float switch is functioning properly by testing it regularly throughout the season.
Clean Out Drains & Gutters
One of the most important tasks on this list is cleaning out drains and gutters. Clogged drains can cause major problems so it’s important to regularly clean them out using a solution of warm water and vinegar. Since clogged gutters can also lead to drainage issues, it’s important to make sure they are free of debris—especially if you live in an area where snow melts quickly during the spring months!
With these simple steps under your belt ahead of spring’s arrival, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your plumbing system is ready for whatever comes its way! By taking care of any necessary maintenance now rather than later on you’ll be able to save time (and money!) on repairs down the road; plus who doesn’t like having one less thing to worry about? Keep these tips in mind for an easier transition into springtime this year!