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Spring Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

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Spring Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

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We all know spring is here when our cars are covered in pollen, the dogwoods are in bloom, and homeowners call with plumbing problems. Although spring is glorious, it can also reveal plumbing problems that have grown during the frigid months and into warmer weather.

We put together a spring maintenance checklist to get your plumbing in working order or check for damage before it gets out of control. Or call our Marietta plumbers today to help with any of these spring plumbing problems.

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1) Check Pipes and Faucets for Drips or Leaks

Broken, burst, and leaky pipes and faucets are common in spring. We might be wearing shorts a few weeks after a cold snap, but that doesn’t mean the weather didn’t do damage to your pipes. Inspect your faucets, indoors and out, to check for drips. If you have any exposed pipes around your home, attic, or garage, it’s also a good time to take a look and make sure everything is still in good working order.

2) Schedule Water Heater Maintenance

We may see warm days well into December, but we still get those cold snaps into March. As a result, we run our hot water more than usual, even after the first signs of spring show up. If you hosted company during the winter holidays, you also put additional strain on your unit. Make sure your everything is in top-notch condition by scheduling annual Marietta water heater maintenance. We’ll look at your system, drain it if necessary, look for any issues, and get on top of any plumbing repairs before they turn into big issues.

3) Test Your Sump Pump

When spring rains arrive, they can quickly wash debris, soil, and red clay into our drainage systems and into our basements. Your sump pump has been working overtime to keep everything dry. Give it a test to check to see that it’s working properly. If you notice any issues, contact the team at Plumbers 4 Real right away for sump pump repair in Marietta.

4) Check Your Water Pressure

Low water pressure isn’t necessarily a problem with the water company or utility work down the street. Instead, it can indicate a problem such as sediment build-up or a growing leak in your plumbing. If you’re experiencing high pressure, it can quickly cause damage to your plumbing system. Regardless of which problem you have, it needs immediate attention from one of our plumbers in Marietta.

5) Check Over Your Toilet

There’s a straightforward way to see if you have a leak in your toilet tank. Add a few drops of food coloring to your tank. If it appears in your bowl without flushing, you’re experiencing. a leak. However, not seeing the food coloring doesn’t mean there’s not a problem. You could have a leak somewhere else or you may have a blockage in your sewer system if your toilet isn’t flushing reliably or is backing up.

6) Clean Your Shower Heads and Faucet Aerators

Shower heads and faucet aerators can get clogged over time and run slow. You may not even realized it’s happening until it becomes a big problem in your home. Use spring cleaning as an opportunity to tackle your bathroom and faucets by removing mineral deposits and cleaning everything to ensure a steady flow.

7) Inspect Outdoor Faucets and Hose Bibs

Remember your outdoors during your spring plumbing checklist. Turn on and off your faucets and hose bibs to check for leaks. Even if you did this step in January, do it again in spring. You may not be thinking of a brief cold snap in March that can send temperatures plummeting.

8) Schedule a Sewer Inspection

Spring is the ideal time to schedule a sewer inspection. The team at Plumbers 4 Real offer sewer inspections to check for root intrusions, cracks, and other damage. If needed, we can schedule a sewer cleaning or hydrojetting service to break up deep clogs and roots with a powerful stream of water and without all of the toxic chemicals.

Call Plumbers 4 Real for Spring Plumbing Help

Are you dealing with plumbing problems this spring? We can help. Contact Plumbers 4 Real to help with everything from leaky pipes to water heater failures and clogs. One of our Marietta plumbers will come to your home as quickly as possible to assess the situation, come up with a plan, and get you the pricing you need to make a decision for your home. We’re focused on high-quality work and customer care to get you back to your day. Schedule your appointment today! 

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