Now that we are on the back-side of the harsh winter months, and there have been some days of the sun coming out, it is time to start thinking about what effect the winter weather has had on your home.
There are many systems in and around your home that can really take a beating during the winter months. Not the least of which is your plumbing system. If you have a septic system, this is even truer as the drain field is a large area of pipes that are configured and buried in your yard to manage the waste that is produced by your household. When you are thinking about your roof and how the weather may have taken a toll this winter, or even your windows – don’t forget your plumbing system.
Here are some simple maintenance checks that you can do for your plumbing system now, so that it is ready for the warm weather seasons:
- Make sure that everyone in your home knows how to turn the water off at the sinks and toilets in your home. This is especially true this time of year, as tree roots may have grown into your sewer lines which will block the flow of sewage and cause flooding and back-ups.
- Check the cupboards under all of your sinks to make sure there aren’t any leaks or puddles of water. This is especially true in the bathrooms that you don’t use often (think, guest bathrooms). These are areas where sneaky leaks can cause a serious problem because you don’t go into these bathrooms often.
- Protect your drains by installing drain covers or strainers over each of them. These inexpensive plumbing accessories work to catch large particles and hair before they rinse down the drain and cause stubborn clogs. The water will still rinse down the drain, but large particles and hair will be caught and can then be thrown into the garbage.
While it might seem like your plumbing system is protected because it is indoors, the fact it that most of your plumbing system is actually buried outside in the ground under and around your home. Make sure to check on your indoor plumbing system, so you can identify any symptoms that might mean a bigger problem is going on underground outside.
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