Spring is in the air, and homeowners are itching to start the spring cleaning. Seasonal plumbing tips have a different set of priorities for your system, depending on the kind of weather.
Springtime is the perfect time to ensure that no cracks or breaks due to winter freezes have injured the plumbing system.
- Inspect the outside of the home for broken hose bibs and cracked pipes.
- Replace faucet gaskets for proper seals throughout the season. This ensures no leaks and can eliminate high water bills.
- Mineral deposits can cause the water pressure to drop, causing longer shower times. Vinegar can remove build-up. Soaking faucets or a putting a bag filled with vinegar around faucets with a rubber band can also soak showerheads.
- Drain Filters should be replaced once a year to keep drains clean and to flow.
- Check for toilet leaks with the food color test. Place a couple of drops in the tank wait for 30 minutes. If the color ends up in the bowl, you have a leak.
- Spring means tree roots searching for water, which could also mean in your pipes. If you are experiencing slow drains, give us a call for a complimentary plumbing inspection.
- Sump pumps kick into overdrive during spring showers. The last thing any homeowner wants is a flooded home.
If you need help getting your home ready for the new season - give Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tacoma a call!