Top 5 Plumbing Tips to Keep Your Systems in Tip-Top Shape

As we say slowly goodbye to the winter chill and hello to the warmer days of spring, it’s essential to turn our attention to seasonal maintenance tasks, including caring for your plumbing system. The transition from winter to spring can present unique challenges for your plumbing, such as thawing frozen pipes and adjusting to increased water usage. Let’s talk about the top 5 plumbing tips to keep your systems in tip-top shape.

Inspect and Repair Outdoor Faucets

Before you start watering your lawn and garden again, take some time to inspect your outdoor faucets and hoses for any signs of damage or leaks. Check for cracks in the hoses, loose connections, and dripping faucets. Replace any damaged components and tighten loose connections to prevent water waste and potential water damage to your home’s exterior.

Perform Leak Detection

Spring is an excellent time to perform a thorough leak detection check throughout your home. Our experts can inspect all visible pipes, fixtures, and connections for signs of leaks, such as water stains, mold growth, or dripping water. Addressing leaks promptly can prevent water damage, mold growth, and costly repairs down the road.

Check Your Sump Pump

With the melting snow and spring rains, your sump pump becomes a crucial line of defense against basement flooding. Test your sump pump by pouring water into the sump pit and ensuring that it activates and pumps the water out efficiently. If you notice any issues or unusual sounds, it may be time to schedule a professional inspection or maintenance service to ensure your sump pump is in good working condition.

Inspect Sewer Lines and Drains

Springtime can bring an increase in rainfall, which can put added stress on your sewer lines and drainage system. Inspect your sewer lines for any signs of blockages, leaks, or tree root intrusion. If you notice slow drains or foul odors coming from your drains, it could indicate a clog or other underlying issue. Consider scheduling a professional sewer line inspection with us to identify and address any potential problems before they escalate.

Test Your Water Heater

After months of heavy usage during the winter, your water heater could use some attention to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Check the temperature and pressure relief valve for signs of leaks or corrosion, and flush the tank to remove sediment buildup. Testing your water heater’s efficiency and addressing any issues can help prevent unexpected breakdowns and ensure hot water availability throughout the spring and beyond.

At Lion Home Service, we want to emphasize the importance of proactive plumbing maintenance to keep your home running smoothly year-round. By following these five plumbing tips, you can prepare your plumbing system for the warmer weather ahead and avoid costly repairs down the road.

If you need assistance with any plumbing maintenance, repairs, or you have a plumbing emergency, call our team of expert plumbers at (970) 510-0522. We’re here to help you keep your plumbing systems in tip-top shape and enjoy a hassle-free spring season.

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