While the weather is cold and wet right now, that doesn’t mean it’s not going to change again in a few weeks. With Spring around the corner, the warmer weather makes for a good opportunity to clean out the house as well as check things over for maintenance. The home plumbing is a key aspect many people forget about since it always seems to work, until it doesn’t. And that’s often way to late because failure with plumbing typically means a damaging leak or a drainage failure and related backup.
Spring cleaning for your home’s plumbing is just as vital as maintaining the HVAC system and the structure. Finding issues or problems early in their presence can literally save thousands of dollars in avoided repair costs, and it can prolong the life of a home plumbing system as well. Most home systems are built with quality materials and design, but after 10 years even quality parts and assemblies start to manifest issues. So for your next Spring checkup which is just around the corner in a few weeks, here’s a plumber’s checklist for your home to go through which will cover a lot of the important areas to watch:
Finally, don’t forget the outside of the house. Look for broken landscape plumbing and proper drainage from rain spouts and AC spigots. All of these areas can be fixed quickly for low cost if caught early. To find out more, call a plumber to learn what to check.