Spring is upon us and the winter thaw in Ottawa can wreak havoc around your home. While you may be focused on getting your outdoor space ready for the coming season, you should also give your plumbing some attention. The following tips can help you avoid emergency plumbing Ottawa calls during the winter thaw.
Outdoor Ottawa Plumbing Maintenance Tips
Although well-insulated pipes should not freeze or be affected badly by the winter thaw, it is a good idea to check all of the pipes and water sources outside of your home. You will be looking for cracks or possible air leaks in any of the outdoor fixtures.
In case you do require Ottawa emergency plumbing for your home, it is also a good idea to locate your home’s main sewer valve. Designed to provide access to your plumber in the event of a clogged sewer line, knowing its location can reduce the time involved for us to locate it for you.
Avoiding Emergency Plumbing Ottawa Calls from Inside the Home
With the freezing and expansion that occurs during the winter, older or unprotected pipes and valves may develop leaks. If leaks are not caught early on, they can cause severe water damage and possibly ruptured lines that will have you calling for an emergency plumbing repair. To limit any water damage and catch leaks early, there are two maintenance tips to follow:
- Trace all of your pipes and valves from where they enter your home, up to and including the fixtures they are connecting both to your water supply and drainage systems. Check for leaks, small cracks or fissures in any of the lines and make sure any valves operate easily and do not have any drips when fully closed.
- Check under all sinks for signs of moisture and if found, dry thoroughly and try to determine the source. Leaks usually get worse if not repaired immediately so early detection may save you an emergency plumbing call to your Ottawa plumber. John the Plumber can help you with plumbing maintenance and Ottawa emergency plumbing caused by the winter thaw.
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