Your Spring Plumbing Maintenance Checklist
After spending several months in extremely low temperatures, spring is finally here. Winter is often when most systems in your home are not in use or are exposed to harsh weather, compromising their efficiency and function. As things get back to normal, it is high time you hire an expert plumber for plumbing maintenance to avoid hiccups in the future that can grow to significant damage. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we have an experienced team of experts that provide comprehensive checks to identify any potentially failing systems before they become too pronounced.
While the DIY solution to a malfunctioning system seems cost-effective, if you lack the expertise and equipment to get the job done properly, you risk further damage worth thousands of dollars. Spring is the ideal time for plumbing maintenance, and that’s why we have compiled a checklist to help you prevent costly damage and inefficiencies.
Check for Piping Leaks
Leaks are usually not detected during winter since most of the water in your lines is frozen. However, spring brings warm temperatures making it easy to detect leaks, especially around the connections in your faucets and other appliances. If you detect standing water beneath a faucet, you need to onboard a plumber for repairs to prevent leak-related issues like high water bills and water damage. Mr. Rooter Plumbing leverages cutting-edge tools and equipment to enhance the precision of leak detection, whether you are dealing with a dripping kitchen sink or a leaky line in the walls.
Check for Toilet Leaks
Toilet leaks usually occur at the tank or bowl, but it can be difficult to detect if the leak is a slow drip rather than gushing. We recommend adding half a dozen drops of food dye to the tank, and if the dye ends up in the bowl, you need to call a plumber for repairs. Toilet leaks can run for a long without being noticed, but a professional can detect even the smallest leak before it causes severe damage. An excellent and effective solution to preventing leaks is scheduling routine maintenance with a reputable and reliable plumbing service company.
Maintain Water Heater
Although modern water heaters are more efficient, whether you have a new or old unit, it is advisable to make sure it is running at peak performance to avoid spending more on energy bills. Some ways to maintain efficiency are setting your water heater to a maximum of 120 degrees and removing items around it. These DIY maintenance solutions should be complemented by routine checks by a professional to alleviate potential failures.
Spring is a great time to check all the appliances connected to a water supply line, like the dishwasher, washing machine, or icemaker, to ensure the supply hoses are not bulging or leaking. Hoses that are more than a decade old need to be replaced with stainless steel lines that are durable, stronger, and more reliable. Our plumber can ensure your appliances are getting water without any risk of damage to your property.
Contact us today at Mr. Rooter Plumbing and schedule an appointment with our trained and well-equipped plumber. We guarantee exceptional plumbing maintenance at a competitive market price. Make this spring different by alleviating potential plumbing issues in time.