It’s almost time to exchange your snowshoes for sandals because Spring is just around the corner! While you’re preparing for a season full of sun, it’s important to take the time to prep your plumbing for the warm weather. Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Check Your Pipes for Leaks
Winter can be tough on your pipes — and even the smallest leaks can turn into a plumbing nightmare. Especially if you did not winterize your pipes, you’ll want to give your home a close inspection to look for any signs that a pipe may have experienced a leak.
Also, you may want to look for signs of mold or moss growth — this usually indicates there is a crack you can’t see, and that it’s time to call a plumber.
2. Flush Your Water Heater
Flushing your water heater ensures that any buildup inside the system is removed. This makes sure your heater is always running at maximum efficiency. While it’s possible to flush your own heater, the task is best left to professionals — as the water from your heater is often boiling hot and can be contaminated.
3. Get a Head Start on Yard Work
Often, homeowners forget that there is just as much plumbing involved in their outdoor landscape as there is inside their home. Here are a few areas to check before spring has sprung:
- Check that downspouts face away from your home’s foundation
- Check that sprinklers are working properly
- Check that storm drains are clear of debris
- Clear yard of any debris that can get stuck in drains and cause a flood.
It’s best to get a head start on these projects now so that you can enjoy all that spring has to offer. If you find yourself needing any plumbing repairs or installations this season, contact our team at Aquarius Water Conditioning for assistance.