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Spring is a time of renewal and fresh beginnings but it can also bring plumbing problems. Here are some common spring plumbing problems and tips on preventing them.

  1. Clogged Drains: With spring comes increased rainfall and melted snow, which can lead to clogged drains. Make sure to clean your gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent blockages. Additionally, avoid putting grease, oil, and other food waste down your drains, as they can cause clogs.
  2. Burst Pipes: As the weather starts to warm up, pipes that have been frozen during the winter may begin to thaw and burst. To prevent this, insulate your pipes and keep your home at a consistent temperature. If you’re going away for an extended period, consider turning off your main water supply and draining your pipes to prevent freezing and bursting.
  3. Leaky Faucets: Faucets may become leaky or damaged after a long winter. Check your faucets regularly and replace any worn-out washers or gaskets. Even a small drip can waste significant water over time, so it’s important to address leaks promptly.
  4. Water Heater Issues: Your water heater may have worked hard all winter; spring is a good time to give it some attention. Flush your water heater to remove the sediment buildup, check the temperature and pressure relief valve, and consider having a professional inspection.
  5. Sewer Line Blockages: Heavy rain and melting snow can strain your sewer system, leading to blockages and backups. To prevent this, properly dispose of grease, oil, and other waste, and avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper and human waste down your toilets.
  6. Sprinkler System Problems: Spring is the time to turn on your sprinkler system, but it’s also when issues may arise. Check your system for leaks, clogs, and damaged sprinkler heads, and adjust your watering schedule as needed.

Proactively addressing these common spring plumbing problems prevents costly repairs and keeps your home running smoothly. If you encounter any plumbing issues you can’t address, don’t hesitate to call us to help you fix the problem.

Phone: 508-775-6670

Email: cmurphy@plumberscapecod.com

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