Common Springtime Plumbing Issues
Spring brings warm weather, sunshine and an abundance of flowers, but it can also bring unique plumbing problems. As the weather warms up, be on the lookout for these four springtime plumbing issues.
Cold winter temperatures can cause pipes to contract or freeze, causing tiny cracks. Warmer weather causes pipes and these tiny cracks to expand. Dripping pipes, standing water, a musty odor or a mysterious increase on your water bill all suggest plumbing leaks. Fix leaking pipes right away to prevent water damage and mold growth.
Low Water Pressure
Poor water pressure can be caused by plumbing leaks inside your home or from outside pipes that lead into the house. Because plumbing leaks can be hard to locate, contact a plumber to find them and make needed repairs.
Slow Draining Sinks and Backed Up Pipes
Soil soaked by spring rains can put pressure on old or weak sewer pipes, causing backed-up sinks and toilets, as well as sewer water flooding your yard. The warmer weather also spurs plant growth, and tree roots can grow through a small crack in a drain line, causing a blockage. Backed up pipes area serious problem that need immediate
attention from a qualified plumber.
Sump Pump Failure
Early in the spring, have your sump pump checked to make sure it’s working properly. That way, you can easily avoid a flooded basement. Spring is just around the corner and
now is the time to make sure your plumbing survived the winter and will give you consistent support through the warmer months to come!