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Common Spring Plumbing Problems

While the winter conditions in Portland may not be the harshest, there are still plenty of potential plumbing issues that can occur during the coldest weather months. Now that spring has officially arrived, and the weather is warmer, it’s a great time to ensure your plumbing system is operating efficiently and in good shape for the future.

If you’re someone who enjoys a good DIY project, then check out our spring plumbing checklist below. However, there are also a lot of benefits to calling a professional. A licensed plumber can visit your home and provide a thorough inspection. Not only will this provide more peace of mind, but it will also free up your time for other spring activities.

Spring Plumbing Checklist

By following this spring checklist, homeowners can prevent serious property damage and maximize the lifespan of plumbing fixtures and appliances.

Clogged Drain

One of the most common issues Mr. Rooter is called for in the spring is a clogged drain. While we all enjoy the fun festivities; holiday gatherings, larger meals and extra warm showers can lead to more food, grease and hair build up, creating slow or clogged drains. Reach out to Mr. Rooter and we’ll send a local drain cleaning expert to help get it cleared and provide an eco-friendly preventative drain maintenance product.

Exterior Hose Bib

Hopefully most homeowners took the extra precaution by winterizing hose bibs in the fall. But regardless, it’s still a great idea to inspect the outdoor spigot where you attach a garden hose. If there are any cracks or damage from freezing temperatures, it’ll be important to get them fixed before the water gets turned back on to that spigot.

Low Water Pressure

When there’s a plumbing fixture that doesn’t seem to have the same water pressure as it used to, it’s likely there might be a leak somewhere in the plumbing system. Turn to a local licensed plumber to repair any plumbing leaks.

Water Service

If there’s a noticeable difference in your water bill this spring, then it’s very possible that an underground water pipe could be damaged and leaking. It’s important to have this problem looked at by a plumbing expert sooner rather than later to avoid a potentially larger repair or replacement.

No Hot Water

Does the hot water in a shower not seem to be lasting as long as it used to? Or maybe the bathroom faucet is taking a much longer time to warm up. Every water heater has a lifespan, and if yours is over due or struggling because of colder temperatures, now is a good time to call a professional for recommendations and a solution.

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing is a local plumbing company who you can call when dealing with an inconvenient plumbing, drain cleaning or sewer issue. Our team has the tools and expertise to help fix any type of residential plumbing problem. We provide service 7 days a week and never charge extra for overtime – even on nights and weekends.

Contact us today to get a convenient plumbing inspection scheduled with one of our friendly plumbing experts by filling out an online service request or calling 503-610-4183 to speak to a customer loyalty team member.