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Spring Tips to Protect your Plumbing

With spring upon us, it's important to make sure that your plumbing system in your home or business is ready for the new season! Here are some of the things you can do to get your pipes ready for the spring showers. 

If you have a sump pump in your home you should check this at the beginning of each spring as the heavy rainfall associated with the season can bring extra pressure on your pump. This weather also means it is important to check your gutters and downspouts. Keeping these free of debris will ensure a steady flow of the melting snow and rain off of your roof and into the ground away from your home. 

Leaks throughout the home are another important thing to check for at the beginning of spring. Outdoor pipes and faucets are prone to freezing and breaking during the cold winter months. You should inspect these to ensure they are working properly, especially after the first time using the outdoor faucets this year. If you find water in your home after using it, you likely have a leak that needs to be repaired in the line! Checking your toilets and other indoor faucets are also a good choice during the spring. Drippy faucets and leaking toilet lines or tanks can mean higher water prices for you, that's why it is important to go around and check your various plumbing appliances during the spring season! 

Overall, spring brings a lot to be happy about and as long as you prepare accordingly and perform your due diligence for the plumbing in your home, you should have no issues for the rest of the year! 

If you do happen to have a plumbing or HVAC issue in your home reach out to the professionals at Shakley Mechanical today!   

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