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Spring Plumbing Checklist

Spring Plumbing Checklist

Finally, Jack Frost is getting ready to hibernate! Spring is about to rear its head, and with that many plumbing needs, both in and outside, will rear their heads as well. We have put a list together of things you need to attend to at your home to get ready for the warmer, wetter weather.

Outside

  • When was the last time you checked your garden hoses? Well, it’s time! Check all hoses for cracks or loosened connections.
  • Downspouts get clogged. Winter ending means that ice and snow will also melt. When you put the two of these things together it paints a wet, leaky picture if you don’t tend to things! Make sure you get your gutters and downspouts cleared and inspected for damage.

Inside

  • Inspect and if necessary replace your washing machine and ice maker hoses. These crack and can be a source of potential major leaks.
  • Clean your dishwasher’s drain. It is vital that you occasionally clean out these blocked holes in your sprayer arms as well.
  • Have your water heater drained and flushed? This should happen at least once a year, so doing it in the Spring is a great way to remember it each year.
  • Make sure you have a professional inspect your plumbing. There may be things that cannot be seen or diagnosed with an untrained eye, so having a pro take a look can make sure that everything gets addressed.
  • All in all, proactive plumbing is less expensive than doing something in an emergency. Take the time to treat your plumbing right and it will treat you right when it comes to working efficiently long-term!