It’s hard to believe but spring is right around the corner, so now is the time to prepare your plumbing system for spring. If you are like me, each season creeps up without warning, but have no fear. RE Sanders Inc. will help you prepare for spring just as we helped you prepare your plumbing system for the onset of winter.
As you might have guessed your plumbing system may have been compromised during the winter months and there are a few things that might need attention moving into spring.
Is Your Plumbing System Springtime Ready?
One of the first things you can easily check are faucets, indoor and outdoor. Pay attention to the water pressure and the hot and cold settings. If the faucet has not been used for some time, you might notice that it takes a minute or two for the water pressure to adjust because air may have gotten into the lines. If you notice a problem with the water pressure and the water does not run as normal this may be a sign of a leak, possibly underground. Call a professional, like those at RE Sanders Inc., to take a look to determine the exact cause and correct the problem.
Pipes are another important part of your plumbing system and they should be checked prior to the beginning of spring, especially if you never winterized them. Look over your pipes for cracks. You should also look for discoloration, mold, or even moss, all of which can be an indication that there is a crack that is not visible to the eye. Again, call in a professional if you see a problem.
Another way to take care of your plumbing system is to flush your water heater. If you are able to do this on your own, great. If you are at all hesitant, call us. This is something that needs to be done so that your system runs efficiently and if left undone you may run into expensive problems over time.
Checking your toilets for leaks is another easy, yet important way to keep your plumbing system working well. Simply put a few drops of food coloring into your toilet tank, wait a few minutes, and check to see if any of the coloring is showing up in the toilet bowl. If it did, you have a leak and you will need to replace the flapper. If your toilet bowl is clear, things are fine and there is no leak.
In just a few short weeks spring will be here. Give RE Sanders Inc. a call if you need help preparing your plumbing system. We are always eager to help. Give us a call at 717-843-7894 or visit our website to schedule a maintenance appointment.