Spring Plumbing Checklist

Remember it’s important to put plumbing care on your list of to-do's.

Here are a few tips to do around the outside of your home:

  • Flush your sprinkler system and check for leaks.

  • Check garden hoses for splits, cracks and loose connections.

  • Clean patio drains and make sure water flows through as it should.

  • Remove temporary insulation, like pipe jackets and faucet covers.

Here are a few tips to do around the Inside of your home:

  • Take a flashlight and remove all objects from under your sink. Inspect under your sink including the turn off valves look for lime build up. Make sure the bottom of your cabinets or pipes shows no signs of a leak.

  • Check around your toilet bowls for any moisture or discoloration of tiles. Your wax seal may need replacing.

  • Water Heaters have a limited lifespan and will require replacement after about ten years. Newer water heaters, particularly tankless hot water heaters, are far more energy efficient. If your water heater is older, take proactive steps and have it replaced before it develops a leak or suddenly fails.

  • Make sure the temperature on your water heater is set where you’d like it. If it's too high, you could risk a burn and waste heating energy in the process.

  • Inspect or replace your washing machine and ice dispenser hoses, if needed.

  • Check for leaks, especially in less-trafficked parts of the house, such as the crawl space or attic. A good way to test for hidden leaks is to record the reading on your water meter before you go to bed, then compare it to the morning's reading. Unexplained water loss could be the result of a slow leak.

  • Clean your dishwasher’s drain and unclog any blocked holes in the sprayer arm.

  • Have your plumbing inspected by a pro! A plumber can help you make sure your system is running its best and may spot signs of trouble before they require costly repairs.

If you have questions or need to schedule a services, we’re here to help. 

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