Is Your Plumbing Spring Ready?
There are lots of tips and tricks out there to get your plumbing ready for spring in Brockville. Here on our John the Plumber Blog we will share ideas. Plus inform you of what to look out for as you get your home ready for the warmer temperatures.
Check Your Gutters
Though not exactly plumbing related, the very first thing you should always take a look at after the winter is your gutters. Clean out what you can and make sure that the water is running smoothly and not blocked up with chunks of ice, leaves, or other debris. Always make sure that all the ice and snow is gone from your driveway before you decide to put a ladder up there to check on those gutters. Winter storms and wind can throw all sorts of things into your gutters. Backups in your gutters can cause water damage in all sorts of hidden areas.
Your garden hose faucets are another important things to check before the springtime. Winter will wreak havoc on outdoor plumbing, especially in Brockville. It’s always prudent to do a walk around the perimeter of your house and check anything that has to do with water. Hopefully you have frost-free hose bibs on your house. If you don’t we do recommend you have John the Plumber Brockville come in and install them for you! Hopefully you read our previous blog and you remembered to unhook your hoses and shut the water off to these hose bibs in the fall and drain them out as you always should. Turn the water back on inside and check for leaks and cracks both inside and outside of the house.
Your Main Water Line
While you’re at it, take a look at your main water line in the basement. It’s always a good idea to check on this every few weeks. Make sure that there are no drips or cracks on it or any of the pipes leading from it. Though it’s not very common, we do get a fair amount of phone calls regarding spontaneous leaks at a main water valve.
Other Spring Ready Tips
What are some other things you should take a look at if you live in Brockville? It’s always good to take a look at your yard and the drainage. Water should technically drain away from your home foundation. With the large volume of snow melt, sometimes your sump pump in the basement just cannot keep up. Always make sure your sump pump is working very well, that there’s no standing water inside, and that it is turning on when it is supposed to. Failure to do this and you may be caught off guard and be left with thousands of dollars in repairs.
If you do find any leaks or any issues please call John the plumber Brockville today and get your home and it’s plumbing Spring Ready.