4 Plumbing Tasks That Should Be On Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Spring is the perfect season to perform some annual routine maintenance on your home's plumbing systems. Here's what we recommend!

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As new plants grow and bloom in the spring, it also can be a great time to refresh and revitalize your home! Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to re-organize your home and keep track of your annual maintenance as a homeowner. Maintaining your plumbing system should not be forgotten on your spring cleaning list! Here is a helpful spring plumbing checklist to prevent large plumbing issues from building up.

Spring Plumbing Checklist:

  1. Check for Leaks – we recommend checking your home’s plumbing system for leaks at least once a year. If undetected, small leaks can cause major and expensive damage to your home. Prevent large plumbing issues by checking for leaks during your spring cleaning routine! Check the area under your sink, around your toilet, near your water heater, and at the tubes coming from your washing machine.

  2. De-Winterize Your Pipes – if you have not done so already, de-winterizing your indoor or outdoor plumbing is an essential step to take in the spring. Read our helpful blog post on how to de-winterize your pipes!

  3. Check Water Heater Temperature – we recommend keeping your water heater no higher than 120 degrees to prevent scalding water and energy waste. If you have noticed your water heater is taking longer than usual to heat up, it may be time to consider replacing it. Water heaters typically last 10-15 years. If you are thinking about getting a new water heater, we also have a blog about tankless water heaters!

  4. Remove Debris from Gutter – check your gutters to make sure they are not clogged up with leaves, sticks, or other debris. Spring tends to bring increased rainfall, so it is the perfect time to clear out your gutters to avoid flooding and water damage to your home.

If you have noticed a major problem during your routine spring plumbing maintenance, give our team of plumbing experts at T.J. Huggard Plumbing a call today! We’re proud to serve American Fork and the surrounding areas.

Tips for Preventing Springtime Clogs and Backups

The accumulation of debris, such as leaves and sediment, over the winter months, can worsen these issues, making it essential for homeowners to take proactive measures to protect their sewer lines.