With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start with spring cleaning. Since all the snow has started to melt and fresh showers will soon hit, there is a huge possibility of basement flooding. To make sure yours isn’t one of them, and to conserve water in spring, read the following tips for plumbing in the spring.
Your Sump Pump is your savior
Ensure your sump pump is in a working condition by throwing a bucket of water in the pit and turning it on. Also, keep the discharge line clear of leaves and other debris. Getting it checked by a professional is also a good option. If you don’t have a sump pump now is the time to get one. Pro Plumbing can offer several varieties of battery and water powered pumps for Edmonton plumbing solutions in your home.
Check all faucets and tanks for leaks
Leaks in tanks and faucets can drain away precious water and increase your water bill. Checking for pesky leaks is the most important part of plumbing in the spring. To check if your flush tank is leaking, add a few drops of food coloring and check if the water in the bowl is getting colored.
Strain that drain!
Clogging is the number one reason that plumbers get called. You can prevent clogging in your drain by simply adding a strainer onto your drain. The strain will catch hair, soap matter and other materials that may build up and clog your drains.
Clean your Septic Tank
Your septic tank is not your garbage disposal, so don’t treat it like one! Clean your septic tank regularly and make sure there are no leaks. Leaky septic tanks could cause sludge to be formed around it with foul odors arising from it. Getting the septic tank taken care of during plumbing in the spring will ensure you are hassle-free when the rain comes.
Tend to like your dishwasher, washing machine and heater as these devices contain hoses and can cause leakage issues. Clean out the sediment formed in the water heater to protect it from corrosion and to make it energy efficient. Limit your heater settings to 50 degrees Celsius for energy saving.
Backflow no more
A backflow valve prevents sewers from flowing backwards and can avoid some serious stinky mishaps. Homeowners should get it installed by a professional while taking care of plumbing in the spring. You can buy one here (link).
If DIY is not your kind of deal, then you should get in touch with a Edmonton plumbing service to ensure that your home plumbing is ready for spring. What’s more, they provide services any time of the day, any day for any emergency need!