Springtime is a great time of year, but it’s also a time when a lot of plumbing companies have calls from their customers to fix problems. Below are 3 tips that plumbing companies often give customers to help them avoid problems.
1. Inspect Your Pipes and Faucets
Check for signs of leaks and pipes. It’s also a good idea to check the exposed pipes in the utility room, basement and below all of the sinks.
2. Check Toilets for Leaks
Based on the location of the toilet, having one that leaks can cause you a lot of money, either in your water bill or in the damage it does to the home.
Feel your floor around your toilet. If the floor’s wet, it could mean that the joint’s failed or the seal is broken. This needs to be fixed before the dampness damages your ceiling below or your floor.
You also want to lift the tank off the tank and put some food coloring into the tank. Wait half an hour and then check your bowl. If you see color in the bowl, there may be a leak.
3. Clean the Sump Pump
First disconnect it from the power, then remove the pump and clean it, including its inlet or screen. You can find out how in the manual. Then put the unit back and restore its power, then test run it to ensure that it’s properly working. These are three tips that you can use to help your spring time be a lot easier on your plumbing and your pocket. They’re tips that many plumbing companies give customers.