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Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring has sprung! What a wonderful and beautiful time of the year. As signs of new life begin, the days get longer, flowers are blooming, and many homeowners are using this opportunity to take on home improvement projects like spring cleaning or… getting their spring plumbing ready for the season.

Before you start on that kitchen remodel or addition, however, it’s a good idea to give your plumbing systems a little love and look for any damage, cracks, or leaks that might have occurred over the winter. While an inspection is an important step, there are also other steps that you can take to ensure your plumbing system is ready for spring.

Check for Leaks in Spigots and Sprinklers

Before you begin to plant your garden or water your lawn, take some extra time to inspect all of your outside water sources. Cold temperatures during the winter can cause pipes to freeze and crack which leads to leaks. You’ll often notice these leaks first when you turn on your outside water in the spring. In the event that you do notice cracks or leaks, your best bet is to fix them right away.

Check Your Water Heater for Leaks

There may have been a chance you may have turned your water heater up during the winter for warmer showers. Now that it is spring, it’s time to turn it down. Some signs to keep an eye out for include corrosion, moisture, or rust. If you notice any of these symptoms of a leak it’s a good idea to call TBros for a second opinion.

It’s also important to remember that the lifespan of most water heaters is usually only 10 years. If your unit is getting close to this age, it’s essential that you inspect it on a regular basis. If you do not feel comfortable inspecting this on your own, give TBros a call today. 

Clean Your Gutters

Over the course of a long winter, debris will pile up in your gutters. Sticks, leaves, and other debris can cause drainage issues and leaks for your home if they aren’t cleaned out. Taking a little time to clean out all the debris from your gutters at the start of spring can help to ensure that everything stays running smoothly.

Conclusion

The arrival of spring means longer days and warm temperatures. The motivation to get outside and get to work on your home begins!

While the urge to get started on major projects is tough to resist, it’s important that you make sure all parts of your plumbing system are functioning properly after a long winter. Make sure to call TBros today.

Spring Plumbing Tips

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