What all routine maintenance tasks come to your mind when the spring season starts? Well, plumbing won’t be there on your mind. Don’t worry! Most people miss this part while doing those regular spring-cleaning jobs. Even if you have been doing something for plumbing system maintenance during the season, these tips will help you get better results.
- Check Faucets: Freezing will most likely not be a problem there but pipe damage can be. While you should always check all faucets, give extra attention to those installed outdoors. Turn on the faucet or a garden hose and see if it leaks. Any sign of leakage could be due to a broken pipe and will need you to call a professional plumber for the fix.
- Test Pump Sump: Cleaning the sump pump should be another thing on your list. Disconnect the power supply, refer to the instruction manual, and clean the pump slump and the screen properly. Repeat every 3-4 months and test run before finalizing the job. Hire a professional if you find any problem.
- Toilet Leak Checks: Water leakage could be a more serious problem than you will be thinking. One way to check for leaks is by observing pipes but you can’t do this at all the water connections in the toilet. Checking the water bill is one way to know if there’s a problem. Or you can put a drop of food color in the water tank and see how long it takes to appear in the toilet bowl. A higher time, say over 30 minutes, could mean a leak.
Checking for faulty appliances, water supply valves, water pressure, and draining the water heater are other tips you can follow. And if there’s any problem, plumbers in the Coffs Harbour area can fix it.