Spring Plumbing Tips

After a long, cold winter, there are some things that you may want to check out as they relate to your plumbing system, appliances and fixtures.

This checklist of springtime plumbing tips will help you maintain your plumbing system and may even save you some money down the road.

The first and perhaps most important item on the list is to have your sump pump inspected by a plumbing professional.

When spring rolls around and all of the snow and ice left over from the winter begins to melt, your sump pump may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of water, which will soak into the ground. Protect your basement, home or business by having the sump pump inspected to ensure it will be able to keep your building dry when the snow melts away and the rain rolls in.

The next thing that you should do is have your piping system inspected.

When temperatures fall to extremely low levels, it is possible your pipes can freeze or even burst. Having a leaky pipe or worse, a burst pipe, can end up being a costly and time consuming matter.

Be sure to take a look and examine all of your plumbing appliances. It is possible the plumbing system connected to your dishwasher or laundry machine has malfunctioned during the cold months.

Ensuring all of your appliances are still in good shape can help prolong their lifespan.

It is never a bad idea to inspect your faucets for drips and leaks. Although the amount of water coming out of a leaky faucet may seem miniscule, it can add up over time, making your monthly water bill skyrocket.

One of the most simple spring plumbing chores is to replace or clean your drain strainer. Hair and other debris may have slipped down your drain and into your pipes, causing a more costly issue.

A camera and sewer inspection in the spring allows you to start fresh with your drain system, ensuring no major damage has occurred over the past year.

Plumbers 911 is a referral service to will connect you with a reliable plumbing contractor in your area. Many of these contractors offer 24-hour emergency service for when plumbing problems arise at your home or business.