Spring is headed our way, and there are a few things we think you should never ignore if you want your plumbing system to function smoothly all year long. As a first-rate provider of tankless water heater maintenance throughout Summerfield, NC, and the surrounding communities, Go Green Plumbing, Heating and Air understands winter can leave quite the mess behind and in a service area like ours — where winter conditions and older pipes can be an unpleasant combination.
Inspect Your Sump Pump
If you’ve got a sump pump in the crawl space or basement, it’s imperative that you check and test it at the onset of spring, and about every three months after that. That way, you can rest assured it will work when you need it. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t find out that their sump pump is broken or malfunctioning until after their basement has already flooded. Here’s what to do:
- Check the drain that leads outside. Remove debris that could block water from releasing from the outlet.
- Look out for any signs that your pump has tilted or the float valve has moved out of place.
- Examine electrical wires and battery for signs of damage.
- Run a test by pouring water into the pit until the float rises. Make sure your system operates as it should.
Clean the Roof and Gutters
Gutters and storm drains are critical components of your plumbing system. These need to be clean if you expect water to move off of your roof, preventing water damage and leaks. It’s paramount to clean your roof and gutters regularly, especially during the spring. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it safely on your own, call on the help of one of our professionals!
Check Your Pipes
Exposed pipes can experience a high degree of damage throughout the winter; Water expands as it freezes, and your piping is at risk of expanding and contracting. Look at any exposed pipes on your property for signs of cracking. If you notice any problems, call a plumber for a complete inspection. Right now, it might be possible to replace a section of the pipe as needed.
Test the Water Pressure
It’s possible one of your water pipes is already leaking, even if you haven’t noticed any water on your property. When you turn on a faucet in your house and see the water pressure seems to have dropped, it could be a sign of a leak or another issue that requires a plumber’s prompt attention.
For more information about how our plumbers will get your pipes ready for spring or to have them install a water filtration system near Summerfield, NC, contact Go Green Plumbing, Heating and Air today!