Spring is almost here. That means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to get your plumbing system ready for the warmer days ahead. Spring weather plumbing maintenance requires a different approach than winter weather plumbing.
At Drainmen Plumbing Inc., we provide water heater repair in Collegeville, PA and water heater repair in Phoenixville, PA. We’ve got a few tips to help you get your plumbing system ready for spring. Taking care of a few basic maintenance issues on your plumbing system will keep it in great shape as the warmer days approach.
- Test your faucet.
One of the first maintenance steps for spring is to check your indoor and outdoor faucets. You might notice that some air is released from your outdoor faucet the first time it is turned on. This is normal. Check your indoor faucets and confirm that both the hot and the cold water are working properly.
- Check your pipes.
Another important spring maintenance task is checking pipes. This is especially important to do in the early spring because temperature fluctuations are often frequent, and you’ll want to ensure that your system is not affected by it. Leakage or rupture in your pipes can spell disaster, so make sure that checking your pipes is on the top of your list.
- Flush your water heater.
It’s usually recommended to flush your water heater once a year. This will drain the tank of any lingering sediment, and it will also help to increase its longevity. You might also want to check the temperature gauge on your heater. If you had it cranked up for the winter, now is the time to reset it to 120 degrees.
- Check out your garden hose.
For all of the gardeners out there, checking your garden hose at this time of year is important to ensure that it’s in good working condition. Simply attach the hose, turn on the water, and check for any leaks that might have sprung over the winter.
- View your sump pump.
Many areas experience an increase in rain during April and May. If your sump pump isn’t working properly, this can be problematic. If necessary, have your sump pump tested and then perform any necessary repairs as soon as possible.
Learn more about getting your plumbing system ready for spring by contacting us at 484-685-3336.