Here in Indiana, spring is on its way and it’s the ideal time to start getting ready for warmer weather. For many homeowners, this means cleaning, planting, and generally taking stock of their homes. However, you would be remiss if you didn’t also take this opportunity to examine and repair a few common plumbing problems that occur when the weather warms up. Because while it’s true that many of the most severe plumbing problems do occur during the winter, the spring thaw does bring with it several issues that should not be ignored. Follow this list from your friends at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. and get ready to enjoy spring!
1. Leaky Pipes
Leaky or cracked pipes are a year-round problem that should never be ignored. As the weather warms up, check for any obvious signs of pipe damage, such as sudden spikes in water costs or dirty-looking water coming from your faucets. If you notice either of these signs, you may have a problem with your pipes and you should seek professional service before the problem gets any worse.
2. Clogged Drains
Your plumbing generally experiences more wear and tear in the wintertime. Clogs form from all the food scraps, grease, debris, and hair entering your drainage system during the holidays and from being inside more during the cold months. These clogs may still be lingering in your plumbing and causing slow drainage as the weather warms up. To remove clogs, never use chemical drain cleaners; instead, try snaking the drains at home or calling a professional to safely remove clogs.
3. Damaged Hose Bibs
After a long, harsh Indiana winter, your outdoor plumbing may be cracked or damaged. The hose bibs outside of your home can easily be damaged if your hose was not properly detached before the winter weather hit. Many homeowners don’t notice these issues until they’re ready to use the hose for the first time in the spring and the spigot malfunctions.
For springtime plumbing and maintenance, contact your friends at Quality Plumbing & Heating today. We are your plumber of choice in Kokomo and the surrounding areas. Call (765) 450-4008 and speak to our friendly staff today to request our expert plumbing services.