The season of sunshine and flowers is upon us here in North Texas, and it’s time to get your home’s plumbing in peak condition for the spring and summer months. Fortunately, Total Plumbing has your back, and we’ve compiled a short list of things you can do now to help your plumbing system in the spring.
- Check Your Drainage: If you find any blockages in your pipes, try pushing them with a plunger or a home remedy like baking soda and vinegar. If they still won’t budge, call the professional plumbers at Total Plumbing to fix the problem.
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex was fortunate not to receive a harsh winter this season like in recent years. That being said, we did experience some occasional freezes. If you see any of the following signs, you should call Total Plumbing immediately for a prompt repair job before it escalates:
- Water pooling on the floor near your walls
- Water marks on the walls or ceiling
- Mold in and around your walls
- Increases in your water bill
Sudden spikes in your water bill that don’t have any reasonable explanation could mean that you have a rogue leak somewhere in your home. Finding the source of leaks on your own can sometimes be difficult, but you can always call Total Plumbing for our leak detection services to locate the source.
- Replace Under Sink Filters:
You should replace the filters every six months or so to keep water running smoothly and prevent clogs in the pipes for good measure!
- Water Heater Maintenance:
During the winter months, we tend to use are hot water more frequently than in warmer parts of the year. After servicing your home with much-needed hot water for another winter, spring is the best time to show your water heater a little love.
Spring is the best time to flush your water heater to avoid the collection of mineral deposits that can affect water quality and reduce the lifespan of your water heater.
- Outdoor Plumbing
While the majority of homeowners tend to shut-off their outdoor plumbing in the winter, issues can still arise when we go to water the grass or the beautiful flower bed you planted. Check your sprinkler system for any issues that may have occurred during the winter.
Also, check your hose and spigots to ensure there aren’t any leaks caused by freezing weather. If you did turn off your outdoor plumbing for the winter, you can turn it back on when temperatures remain in the high 50’s or warmer.
- Gutter Systems
Leaves from the North Texas fall and winter will probably have cluttered your gutters, so you should work this into your spring plan when freshening up your plumbing if you haven’t already. Crowded gutters could cause water to drain improperly around your house, which could cause overflow damage to your home.
Preventative maintenance is crucial for plumbing, especially when some plumbing issues remain hidden until they’ve caused catastrophic damage. For any help with refreshing your plumbing this spring, call Total Plumbing and our professional plumbers will be there in no time.