Spring is here, which means you may be doing some long-overdue maintenance and cleaning in your home. It’s important to make sure one essential system is ready for the new season — your plumbing. Here are some tips to help you prep your pipes for spring.
Inspect Your Faucets
Even a small leak can cause a huge plumbing problem if left unresolved. While we’re spending more time inside this season, it’s a good idea to check your sinks, outdoor faucets and hoses, showers, and baths for signs of leaks. Additionally, you may want to take a look at your home’s pipes. If you see any signs of corrosion, you should contact your plumbing professional as soon as possible for a repair.
Clear Your Sprinklers
Here in California, we’re awarded warm weather all year round — which means we’re consistently watering our lawns and making use of our sprinkler systems. After so much wear and tear, it’s not uncommon for grass, dirt, and other materials to become lodged in your sprinkler system. This can not only damage your outdoor plumbing but can also cause your water bills to spike.
Control Water Pressure Issues
As our weather continues to heat up, it’s not a surprise that our water usage will increase. To avoid issues with your water pressure, try to stagger your water consumption throughout the day. Be sure to space out shower times and be mindful of when your sprinklers, washing machine, and dishwasher are running. Practicing mindful water consumption can help you avoid a ruptured water line.