With spring drawing near, it’s time to plan on tackling those maintenance tasks you may have been putting off since last fall. One of the most important (and often overlooked) areas is your plumbing system. After all, it’s easy to forget about issues such as unclogging drains or checking for leaks until something goes wrong.
In this article, Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., the trusted provider of high-efficiency furnace and AC units in the area, highlights plumbing tasks you should prioritize at this time of year.
What Plumbing Tasks Should You Add to Your Spring To-Do List?
Clear sink and bathroom drains of any hair or debris buildup. This is best done with boiling water, baking soda, and white vinegar. For tough clogs, consider hiring a plumber to take care of them for you.
Check all plumbing fixtures for signs of leaks such as rust or wet spots around the base of toilets or sinks. Be sure to address these issues before they worsen.
Have your water heater inspected by a professional if it’s been more than 12 months since your last service appointment. To maintain efficiency, they should also flush out sediment accumulation from tanks every six months.
Replace old plumbing fixtures such as shower heads and faucets to save money on water usage each month.
Unclog any outdoor drains and downspouts that may have blocked up over the winter season due to melting snow or heavy rains. Ensure there is no standing water present after unclogging to avoid mosquitoes during rainy summer days.
When in doubt, always bring in a professional. An emergency plumber can help you save money than having to work on fixing serious plumbing issues yourself.
Get Your Plumbing Up to Speed This Spring
By including these tasks in your spring to-do list, you can rest easy knowing that your home’s plumbing system runs smoothly throughout the warmer months. These common tasks may seem small at first, but they can go a long way in maintaining efficiency and preventing bigger issues down the line.
At Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we are here to help you with any plumbing problems. Our staff is knowledgeable and skilled enough to help with any plumbing maintenance you may need. Also, if you are planning to invest in an HVAC system, count on us to provide you information on new furnace costs. Call us at (715) 246-2660 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about our services.