Outdoor Plumbing Maintenance for Spring

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

With temperatures warming and harsh weather conditions letting up, many people are looking forward to spring’s arrival. But this new season signifies upkeep that you should complete to ensure your plumbing system works properly.

Even if you do not notice blatant leaks or clogs around your property, you should check your outdoor plumbing facilities as soon as you can. Proper inspections will prevent expensive and damaging plumbing emergencies from occurring. Guardian Plumbing Services, a team of expert plumbers headquartered in Annapolis, MD, identifies two tasks that should be on your plumbing maintenance to-do list this spring.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Outdoor Plumbing System

Test Your Faucets

Over the winter, you likely did not utilize hoses, faucets, or sprinkler systems on the exterior of your property. With pleasant weather coming and plants blooming, you likely look forward to taking care of them with your outdoor plumbing facilities.

But cold winter temperatures may have caused freezing within your outdoor pipes that could cause them to burst. It is also possible that mineral deposits may have formed in the plumbing system during this period of disuse and created stubborn clogs.

To ensure your system works properly, you should test your outdoor faucets and see if they run and flow properly. If they have slow or weak water pressure, you may have a leak in your pipes that will need repair from a plumber. Prompt attention from a plumbing expert will ensure that a plumbing concern will not create further damage to your system and therefore your property.

Clean Your Gutters

Harsh storms and blizzards this winter may have blown leaves, sticks, and other debris into your gutters. With snow melting and spring showers on the way, you need to make sure water has a clear path as it flows off of your roof and away from your property.

Birds, insects, or other critters may also build nests in gutters, interrupting this water flow. If your gutters have clogged due to build-up, this water may overflow and cause water damage. Persistent leaks in your foundation, siding, or roofing may leave you with costly repairs.

Completing this maintenance on your gutters is a good way to protect the structure of your home or commercial property. If you see puddles and moisture accumulating close to the foundation of your home, this could be a sign that water is not flowing through your gutter system properly. If you are concerned about accessing your gutters on your own, contact a contracting expert for assistance.

Find Expert Plumbing Services in Annapolis, MD

Guardian Plumbing Services provides plumbing repair, inspection, and installation for commercial and residential customers in Annapolis, MD. If you have a leaking pipe or a clogged drain, call one of our highly qualified plumbers to take a look at the issue. To get a quote for your plumbing job at no cost to you, contact our staff by phone at 301.685.5017 or reach our office online.