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Mar 17 2023

2023 Spring Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, it comes time to start thinking about spring cleaning and maintenance. One area that shouldn't be overlooked is your plumbing system. In this brief article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we share some spring season plumbing tips for homeowners to help ensure your plumbing system is in top shape for arguably the best season of the year! Call Rooter Hero Plumbing when you need a uniformed plumber to deliver quick and quality plumbing service or plumbing repair. Don’t forget to explore our website to find applicable discounts and coupons as well as ongoing promotional offers.

Check for pipe leaks and damage.

The winter cold is notorious for causing frozen pipes which can lead to damage and leaking. The first step in spring plumbing maintenance is to check for leaks. Look for any signs of water damage or leaks in your pipes, faucets, and appliances. Even a small leak can waste a significant amount of water over time and lead to costly water bills and water damage. Here are some common warning signs to watch out for:

  • Unusually expensive water bills.
  • Decreased water pressure from faucets and showerheads.
  • Water stains, peeling wallpaper, bubbling paint, and mold and mildew on walls and ceilings.
  • Sound of dripping or rattling noises in your plumbing and walls.
  • Rust-colored water from the tap.

Clean the gutters and downspouts.

Gutters and downspouts are responsible for directing rainwater away from your home's foundation, preventing water damage, and protecting your home's structural integrity. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and are properly directing water away from your home's foundation. Clogged gutters and downspouts can be a breeding ground for pests and cause water to back up into your home, leading to water damage and plumbing issues.

Inspect and clean your drains.

Households tend to use plumbing more regularly during the winter months, and the low temperatures can cause frozen drains and can increase the risk of blockages. Inspect your drains and make sure they are flowing properly. Use a drain snake or plunger to remove any clogs that may have formed over the winter.

Test your sump pump.

Spring often brings heavy rainfall, which can lead to flooding in your basement or crawl space. Make sure your sump pump is in good working order by testing it before the rainy season starts. Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit to activate the pump and make sure it's working properly.

Check on your outdoor faucets.

Outdoor faucets are often unused during the winter months and can be subject to damage from freezing temperatures. Inspect your outdoor faucets for damage and turn on the faucets to check for leaks or low water pressure.

Schedule plumbing service and plumbing repair.

If you prefer to have an experienced plumber inspect your plumbing system and fix issues, then call Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air to schedule a convenient appointment today. We are also happy to arrange emergency plumbing repair as soon as possible.

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