Barrhaven Spring Plumbing Problems
Barrhaven comes out of winter hibernation during the spring months. Suddenly, the snow is melting, the sun is warming the earth, and you can actually step out of the house without piling layers of clothing on. Unfortunately, spring is also a time for a number of Nepean and Barrhaven plumbing problems.
All the damage that occurred to your Barrhaven plumbing during the winter needs to be addressed during spring. This season is always a busy time for us here at John The Plumber. Here are some of the common spring plumbing problems that you might face in the upcoming months.
Gutters and Downspouts
These fixtures are exposed to the elements and often face a number of problems during winter and spring. It’s not uncommon for your gutters and downspouts to become blocked during the spring months. This can lead to leaks and improper drainage. There’s also a risk of basement flooding if you experience heavy spring showers. It’s a good idea to clean the gutters and make sure that the water is traveling through the downspouts properly.
Drains are used often during the winter season. The cold weather would also encourage clogs and collection of debris. It’s a good idea to check for clogged drains and clean them as soon as the season passes. This should be on your spring cleaning list.
Check for Damage
The cold climate can damage pipes. If they’re not properly insulated, the freeze and thaw can lead to cracks; which can then lead to leakages. It’s a good idea to check the pipes thoroughly to ensure that there are no cracks or signs of damage. You can call in a professional to handle this task. They’ll check thoroughly and fix any leaks they find.
It’s not uncommon for people to close certain rooms during the winter. For example, if your basement is too cold and uncomfortable during the winter months, you won’t use it. If you have bathrooms or drains in these unused rooms, you need to clean them as well. All you have to do is pour a gallon of water down the drains regularly. This would ensure that the drains stay clean and odor free.