It may be early spring, but you may have already started your spring cleaning around the house. While you’re doing various tasks to prepare your home for the warmer weather, it’s important that you remember your plumbing! As one of the most used systems in your home, your pipes deserve a little TLC every now and then. There’s no time better than the present, so here are a few things you can do for your plumbing during your spring cleaning this year:
Check for leaks.
Any home is at risk for leaks, so it’s important that you check your plumbing often. Pipes, fixtures, and any other area that you can see should be looked at from time to time. When you’re looking around your home, make sure there isn’t any water dripping out. Some leaks may be hard to find, but as they worsen they may start to cause other problems throughout your home. If you find a leaky fixture or pipe, water pooling in places they shouldn’t be, or constantly hear running water, call Streamline Plumbing today.
Inspect your sump pump.
Your sump pump may have been working overtime lately to keep your basement water free, so it may need a little attention. When you fill the sump pump basin with water, it should automatically switch on. If not, you need to have your equipment looked at by a professional. Your sump pump needs to be storm ready at all times to prevent flooding in your home.
Clogs can happen at any time. Drain cleaning is the best way to prevent buildup or blockages, but you should have it done by a professional. Harsh chemicals and invasive methods can do more harm than good on your pipes, especially if they’re old or damaged. Streamline Plumbing offers a wide range of drain cleaning services that are noninvasive and gentle on your plumbing system.
Check your water heater.
Spring is a good time to let a professional check up on your water heater. It’s recommended that you service your water heater every six months to keep it working properly. A water heater in need of maintenance can potentially flood your basement. A professional will be able to flush the tank and inspect it for any areas of concern.
Look for damages.
The changing of seasons can put stress on your home, so it’s a good idea to check for damages. Extremes of hot or cold can mess with your plumbing fixtures. Check for any cracks, leaks, or broken connections which could have been caused by a frozen pipe. The longer a broken pipe is left untreated, the worse it can be to fix.
If you come across any issues, be sure to call Streamline Plumbing. We’re ready to help you today!