Spring is right around the corner! With this, preparing for an annual plumbing checkup can help you identify issues before they become bigger problems. Be proactive and save on repair costs. Here are 6 tips to help you prepare for Spring 2022!
1. Check all faucets for leaks.
Dripping faucets are a common plumbing inconvenience. You can make sure that all of the faucets in your house are leak-free by turning them on and off. If you see dripping, make sure to have them replaced.
2. Check your toilet flappers.
Toilet flappers play an important role in preventing leaks in your bathroom. However, this could cost you when not installed properly as it could progress to a running toilet. The good news is that you can avoid this!
Add a few drops of food coloring to the water tank. You’ll see the food coloring in the bowl after a while if you have a leak.
3. Check under your sinks.
Look closely under your sinks for evidence of leakage, mold formation, and other problems. Call a plumber if the problem worsens.
4. Check your drain.
Wrap insulation around exposed pipes to protect them from unexpected dampness or wetness.
5. Check for exposed wires for damage.
Drains are prone to clogging due to hair and soap buildup. This will get worse over time if not dealt with. This can be prevented by buying a drain strainer.
6. Inspect your sump pump.
Sump pumps help keep your homes dry, particularly your basement. They usually prevent any flooding that could damage and submerge an entire room.