Now that winter is finally over and spring has arrived, many people are starting their spring cleaning tasks. This time of year is perfect for airing out your home, yard work and giving your home a little TLC. As a trusted plumbing contractor in St Paul, we have a few suggestions on how you can make sure your home’s plumbing system stays in good working order during the warm spring and summer months.
Frozen pipes are a big hazard during the winter. Even if you didn’t experience any burst pipes this winter, you should still be sure to check for signs of leaks. Make sure you check all of your faucets for any drips or leaks. Take the time to have a plumbing contractor fix them if you don’t know how to do it yourself. Repairing those leaks could save you some money on your water bill or, at the very least, it is a quick and easy way to help save the environment a bit and conserve water!
Go to your basement and check the floor drains down there. Are you seeing any signs that they might be clogged? Pour some water into them to see how quickly they drain. If they are not draining as quickly as they should be, they need to be snaked to clear the drains of any clogs. Call a plumbing contractor at All Ways Drains if you need help unclogging your drains. Taking the time to check these drains now could help prevent a flood if the weather outside starts to get rainy.
Then take a trip outside and inspect your home’s gutters. They should be clear of leaves and other debris to ensure they can properly drain water off of your roof. You should also check any hoses or outdoor water supplies you have. Make sure there are no leaks, even minor ones. Leaks can sometimes indicate a burst pipe, and you don’t want to discover a busted pipe after it has already started to flood your home! If you are unsure of what to look for, call us and we can send a plumbing contractor to your home to take a look.
We hope you found these tips helpful! And you can always call us if you have any questions or need some more help with any plumbing problems you are having.
Do you need a professional plumbing contractor in St Paul? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Estimate.