Common Spring Plumbing Issues
Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner! It is a beautiful time of year, the snow is melting, and plants and flowers are coming up once more. This is also a great time to address any issues in your plumbing system that may have developed during the harsher winter months. Being proactive and addressing issues now will give you a step up as the weather continues to get warmer and wetter.
Concerns to Consider
For many homeowners, holidays are a busy time. If you host a holiday party or have children home on break, there are more people using your plumbing system than any other time of the year. This often means clogs. While you were sipping egg nog and opening gifts, your plumbing system dealt with extra food scraps, grease, and hair. You may have even noticed your drain running slower in the winter, leaving excess residue behind. You could try to snake your system or use a retail drain cleaning product, but if you want your pipes to fully recover from the holidays, professional assistance is your best bet.
Leaky or cracked pipes are another springtime concern. Sometimes the damage from a frozen pipe isn’t evident until the weather warms back up. Catching a leaky pipe early on helps avoid a complete failure of the pipe at a later date, which will cost you much more time and money than regular preventative maintenance. Pay attention to any faucets, showers, or hoses with low water pressure. This could be a sign that your plumbing experienced damage through the tough winter months.
You should also keep a close eye on your water bill. If your usage jumps significantly and unexpectedly, it could be indicative of a major leak that requires professional service.
Spring is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to address any plumbing problems that may have developed throughout the winter months. Tackling these issues early will give you more freedom to enjoy the upcoming summer without stressing over slow drains or leaky pipes. If you are experiencing any issues with your plumbing, contact Efficient Plumbing Services today.