Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Spring
Spring is the ideal time to stay on top of the upkeep of your home. When doing so, don’t forget to include a look in and out of your home’s plumbing system. Assessing and maintaining your plumbing ensures you are not wasting water from leaks or missing potentially larger problems in your home.
With great confidence as a trusted plumber in Columbus, OH, Plumbing One shares spring plumbing maintenance tips that can help you avoid plumbing issues that might cost you during this season.
Tip # 1: Check and drain your water heater
Check the water heater temperature to reduce energy usage and prevent scalding. The ideal temperature is at 120 degrees, as recommended by the Department of Energy. You’d also want to flush any sediment buildup because it reduces the heating efficiency of your water heater. However, make sure to follow the specific drainage instructions for your water heater to avoid the unnecessary cost of plumbing repairs. Better yet, call our team right away.
Tip # 2: Test your sump pump
To test whether your sump pump is working effectively, pour a bucket of water into the pit where the sump pump sits. The sump pump should right away activate, drain the water, and then switch off. If it doesn’t do this, contact our plumbing company to have a look at what could be wrong with your sump pump.
Tip # 3: Check for leaks
Winter can do a number on your home’s plumbing and can even lead to emergency plumbing issues. Fortunately, spring follows soon after and provides the best time to check for pipe leaks. To detect a leak, take a look at faucets, toilets, and around the pipe connections to see if water is dripping anywhere. If there are leaks, reach out to our experts to repair or install new fixtures.
If you need help working through these items, Plumbing One is more than happy to provide plumbing repairs should you need them. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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