Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to do some “Spring Cleaning” for your home’s pipe and drainage systems
Here are 12 quick and simple Spring Plumbing Tips to protect your home against plumbing problems:
1.Check faucets for drips or leaks.
2.Check toilets for hidden leaks.
3.Ensure that all drains have strainers to prevent hair, soap, and debris from clogging the drain lines.
4.Inspect toilet tank and bowl for cracks or leaks.
5.Exercise water supply valves under sinks and toilets to prevent them from sticking.
6.Make sure toilets flush properly.
7.Flush and inspect the water heater. The first four numbers of the serial number represent the month and year it was made- for efficiency & safety, consider replacement if it’s more than 15 years old.
8.Pour a gallon of water into infrequently used drains (including floor drains) to fill the trap and prevent odors from entering the house. Slow floor drains should be augured.
9.Check exposed pipes under sinks and in the basement for signs of leaks.
10.Check that your sump pump operates properly.
11.Make sure yard drains, gutters and downspouts are cleaned out, open, and free of debris.
12.Check outside faucets and hose bibs to make sure water flows freely with no drips.
If you would like T & S Plumbing Services to take a look at any issues you come across, just give us a call (770) 867-0087. We are always here to help.