Kingston, Avoid Emergency Plumbing Calls During The Spring Thaw
Happy New Year Kingston! John THE Plumber here; we hope you had an amazing Christmas break and are set for a successful 2020! We know it seems crazy for us to be talking to you about the spring as winter has just begun, but we plumbers like to stay well ahead of the weather- and the thaw in the Kingston region can wreak havoc in your home. While the thought of spring focuses everyone on getting their outdoor space ready for the warmer seasons, you should also think to give your plumbing some spring attention as well. The following tips can help you avoid emergency plumbing calls during the spring thaw.
Outdoor Plumbing Maintenance Tips
If your home has well-insulated pipes they should not freeze or be affected badly by the winter thaw, but that doesn’t mean leaks cannot happen. It is a good idea to check all of your pipes, but it is essential that you check the pipes and water sources that lead to the outside of your home and your garage. If you spot cracks or possible air leaks in any of the outdoor fixtures you are ahead of the game to have them repaired before heavy thawing sets in.
In the event you have spotted an issue that requires emergency plumbing for your Kingston home, it is also a good idea to locate your home’s main sewer valve. The main valve is designed to provide ease of access to your plumber in the event of a clogged sewer line. Knowing its exact location can reduce the time involved for us to locate it for you.
TIP: It’s often located on the same side that your home is facing the street!
Indoor Plumbing Maintenance Tips
With the freezing and expansion of water that can occur during the winter, older and/or unprotected pipes and valves may develop leaks. If leaks are not caught early on, severe water damage can occur as well as possible ruptured lines that will have you calling for an emergency plumbing repair.
To minimize any water damage and to catch leaks early on, there are two maintenance tips to follow:
- Trace all of your pipes and valves from where they enter your home. This includes the fixtures that are connecting to both your water supply and your drainage systems. Check for leaks, small cracks or even fissures in any of the lines. Also make sure all of your valves operate easily and do not have any drips once fully closed.
- Look under all of your sinks for signs of moisture and if found, dry thoroughly and then try to determine the source. Leaks tend to worsen if they are not repaired immediately. Early detection may save you an emergency plumbing call not to mention your pocketbook – water damage can be very expensive!
If you feel you may have a plumbing emergency brewing due to the upcoming thaw, give John the Plumber Kingston a call and we’ll be happy can help you before any issue becomes critical. Our team of licensed plumbers are knowledgeable, affordable and ready to help your 24/7 with any plumbing emergency that you may encounter! Do NOT Delay – Call Us Today!