Spring brings with it warmer weather, melting snow, green grass, and the blossoming of flowers. If you’re like a lot of people, you’re likely looking forward to warmer weather, longer days, spending more time outdoors, and the snow and ice melting away. However, the warmer weather can lead to spring plumbing issues that you should be aware of.
Three Common Spring Plumbing Issues
- Leaks. During the winter, the cold weather and freezing can create small cracks in your pipes and plumbing system. Once the weather warms your pipes (and these small cracks), leaks can become more severe and noticeable. Look for leaks, drips, strange smells, reduced water pressure, and unusually high water bills. Any of these issues can be a sign of a leak, which is one of the most common spring plumbing issues.
- Sump Pump Failures. A common sight in homes in the Midwest is a sump pump, which doesn’t see much use during the winter. Sump pumps can often fail during the winter, but this goes unnoticed due to most outdoor moisture being frozen. Be sure to test your sump pump before the first spring rains to avoid water backup in your basement that you can’t remove due to a broken sump pump.
- Pipe Clogs and Backups. The spring can bring several issues that can affect your plumbing. These can include outdoor water backing into pipes due to increased rain, the wet soil weighing down your pipes, and plant roots damaging (and blocking) your pipes. Be sure to contact a professional if you notice backups or clogs, see your water pressure dropping, or you have issues with draining.
When You Need the Best in Spring Plumbing Care
At Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we have been helping homeowners just like you for more than 50 years. Whether you need help with your AC, heating, plumbing, or drains, just call us. We are dedicated to providing you with the best in home service and customer care. Contact us today to learn more and see how we can help you.