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Spring Cleaning Vol. 1: Indoor Plumbing

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:30am

Winter wreaks havoc on your indoor plumbing system, so there’s no better time for an annual check-up than right now. Don’t let spring plumbing problems catch you by surprise. From detecting hairline cracks and hidden leaks to invasive tree roots and loose piping, regular plumbing maintenance will solve many common issues before they lead to thousands of dollars in damage.

Safeguard Your Home Against Serious Damage

Mr. Rooter of Greater Syracuse uses special equipment to ensure your pipes and drains are free from cracks and debris. Our video camera inspection technology allows us to get inside your pipes and search for problems from the ground up. This is the fastest way to find and repair problems before they cause serious damage to your home. You’ll also have the convenience of scheduling the repairs instead of waiting for a plumbing emergency to disrupt your routine.

We fix major problems, including ruptured pipes and sewer lines, using our trenchless pipe repair methods. This allows us to patch and replace buried pipe without the expense or inconvenience of digging up your yard. When you want your landscaping to stay intact, Mr. Rooter is your go-to source for major plumbing work.

That isn’t to say your plumbing needs to stop with your pipes. Our licensed plumbers are certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing related project. Several features throughout your home should be checked once a year for potential problems. Spring is an excellent time to have it done. This is a convenient time of year for many people, and chances are you’ll get more rain now than ever. It’s important your property is ready to handle the flow.

Take Spring Cleaning to a Whole New Level

Your home is likely your biggest investment, so don’t forgo the small jobs that prevent big problems from creeping in. While many homeowners are focused more on exterior maintenance at this time of year, you don’t want to forget the inside jobs that protect your home from water damage or those that make the most of their bills.

For instance, inspecting your sump pump should be top priority. With spring rains pouring into the ground near your home, you need to be absolutely sure you can pump water away from your property. Assuming your unit will work when the time comes is a risk you can’t take. Clean out your sump pump with a round of vinegar to clear out any debris and test the float switch to ensure it’s still working.

Now is also the opportune time to drain your water heater, flush the sediment and replace the anode. Doing so improves your unit’s performance. It also prevents corrosion and protects you against a major indoor flood. This job is easily performed by most homeowners, but if in doubt, give Mr. Rooter a call. Avoid spring plumbing problems with a few simple steps.

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