Don’t Forget Plumbing While Spring Cleaning

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

The arrival of spring means you are ready for spring cleaning. While you are tidying and tackling home improvement projects, you should make sure your plumbing system is in good shape too. Your plumbing requires regular maintenance, but it is a good idea to examine your system for potential warning signs. Guardian Plumbing Services, a plumbing company in Annapolis, MD, offers a checklist for your plumbing system while you are spring cleaning.

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Check your sump pump

Your sump pump removes water that collects in a basin in the basement of your home. This device can be put to the test as temperatures warm and winter snow melts. Spring also brings heavy rainstorms which can mean overtime work for your sump pump. To protect your home from flooding, you want to ensure your sump pump is in good condition. You can clear debris, such as twigs and leaves, from your sump pump to avoid clogging. If you see puddles or any signs of water overflow, you should contact a reliable plumber.

Examine your water heater

Your water heater allowed you to have hot showers during cold winter months. With temperatures warming, you still want to have reliable hot water. You should check your water heater to ensure it is set to an appropriate temperature. The surrounding area of your heater should be clear. Puddles or other signs of leakage could point to a problem such as rusting. If you see these warning signs, contact a plumber for an evaluation.

Look for leaks

Major appliances should be examined to keep your home in working order during warmer seasons. But all parts of your plumbing system should be checked for warning signs such as clogging or leaks. This can refer to sink drains, faucets, or exposed pipes, especially under a sink. Low water pressure can also point to a potential leak in your plumbing system. Leaks can cause damage to your home on their own, but they could also signify a pipe is near bursting. Early repairs can save you time and money in the long run.

Plumbing services available in Annapolis, MD

Guardian Plumbing Services can help with all of your plumbing needs in Annapolis, MD. If you have a plumbing emergency in a commercial or residential building or are looking for a consultation, call us today. To get a quote, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 301.685.5017.