Spring is officially here! As excited as you are to spend more time outside, there is some plumbing maintenance you’ll need to put on your to-do list before the fun can begin. Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Check Sump Pump
April showers bring, well, lots of things, including a wet and soggy basement. Most of us don’t have the luxury of a dry basement, but we do have the blessing of a sump pump to assure that our basement is dry and our houses don’t get musty. To ensure that your sump pump is working properly, you will need to check it in early spring. Unplug the pump and then plug it in again. If the pump doesn’t start you’ll need to call a plumber. Another way is to pour enough water to raise the float until the pump kicks on, make sure it drains. At Crawford Mechanical Services, we suggest having a backup sump pump just in case your main sump pump fails, or you lose power to your house; this will help you guarantee that a potential flood won’t happen in your basement.
Give Your Drains More Attention
You shouldn’t have a bog of stench in your drains or slow draining water. With a bit of attention and checking to clear the debris from your drains, your pipes can flow smoothly once again. Check to make sure there are strainers placed in all your drains to prevent hair and other debris from spoiling in the pipes and resulting in a clog. This can be solved with a drain cleaner, but sometimes a plumbing snake handled by a plumbing professional is required.
Check your outdoor faucets for leaks and check the lawn for soggy spots. Faucets can freeze over the winter, especially if you didn’t winterize them, and a soggy lawn can indicate that the pipes from the street or well have sprung a leak. If you notice a leak but can’t find the source, call a plumbing professional for assistance.
Sometimes the fixes can be simple, but sometimes you need a professional plumber. At Crawford Mechanical Services, we strive to build and maintain a reputation of integrity and honesty. We offer our customers the right products that are appropriate for their needs while balancing it with competitive prices and accurate service recommendations. We take pride in all of our work. Give us a call today to schedule your next plumbing maintenance. Or call us 24/7 for any plumbing emergencies you might encounter.