Cold temperatures during springtime can cause havoc to your plumbing system. Think about burst pipes and the thousands of dollars you may need to repair or replace them. Your plumbing system responds to temperature variations in ways that can cause strain in the system. That’s why you need a proactive maintenance program to arrest any plumbing problems before they occur. Here are some maintenance tips you can undertake before or during springtime.
Evaluate the Plumbing Fixtures
When temperatures get cold during the winter, your pipes shrink. When the temperatures rise again in the spring, they’ll expand. This can cause a severe problem with your pipes. Take time to check your plumbing fixtures both in the house and around the outside of your home. You might discover some pipes that have been damaged. Having some leaking water in or around your home is an indication that you have a plumbing problem. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call your plumber as soon as possible.
Clear the Drainage
While the most important part of your plumbing system is the appliances and pipes, the proper functioning of your plumbing system depends on your drainage system. If the wastewater and stormwater can’t get transmitted far away from your home, your home will flood and your plumbing system will get affected. Drain cleaning is done by professionals who can also clean your gutters and areas around downspouts and storm drains.
Contact a Professional Plumber
You might think your plumbing system is perfect, and there’s no need to have it assessed. The truth is often far from it. Plumbing systems deteriorate with time, and it’s only a trained plumber that can detect the minor issues with your plumbing system before they become major issues. You might be surprised at how much a plumber will unearth in your plumbing system. The plumber can detect the problems and fix them before it’s too late.
Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing can help with all your plumbing needs. We have an affordable maintenance program that can take the stress off your shoulders. If you hire us, we’ll visit your home regularly to carry out inspection and repair work. Call us today to set up an appointment.
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