Nepean Spring Plumbing Problems
Happy New Year Nepean! We at John THE Plumber Nepean hopes that every one of you had a wonderful holiday and are all ready for a great 2020! We know you’re not going to be coming out of hibernation any time soon Nepean, the winter fun has just begun! But as plumbers we need to remain ahead of the weather changing, and this time of year poses many issues on the plumbing front. It’s a catch 22; finally the snow is melting, and the sun feels warm enough that you can actually feel the heat as you step out of your home without piling layers of clothing on – except the melting also exposes damage that occurred over the winter months- and that can mean flooding and water damage. Any and all damages that occurred need to be addressed right away in the spring so we at John THE Plumber Nepean thought we’d create an awareness of some of the most common spring plumbing problems that you might face in the upcoming months.
Check for Damage
Nepean’s cold temperatures can easily damage pipes if they weren’t properly insulated to begin with. The thaw after the deep freeze can lead to cracks which in turn can then lead to leakages. It’s a good idea to look through your home and check the pipes thoroughly to ensure that there are no cracks or signs of damage. If you are unable or unsure what you are looking at, give John THE Plumber a call and we’ll send a licensed professional who will check all your pipes and make any require repairs.
Gutters and Downspouts
Gutter and Downspouts are fixtures that are exposed to the elements and more than often face a number of problems during the winter and spring seasons. It is a common occurrence for gutters and downspouts to become blocked during the spring months, and this can lead to leaks and improper drainage. It’s a very prudent idea to clean your gutters and make sure that the water is traveling through the downspouts properly. The idea is to minimize the risk of your basement flooding in the event that you experience heavy spring rainfall.
Clearing drains should just be on everyone’s spring cleaning list. Cold weather encourages clogs and collection of debris It’s a great idea to check for clogs and clean out those drains as soon as you feel the thaw coming. And don’t forget to provide spring maintenance to the drains that are located in areas of your home that you closed off for the winter season. A good example would be a washroom that is located in your basement that is too chilly to use throughout winter. These drains need to be cleaned and kept odor free as well. To do so simply pour a gallon of water down the drains regularly as the spring thaw is in progress and you shouldn’t encounter any issues as it heats up outdoors.