Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Home Running Smoothly

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As the snow melts and flowers begin to bloom, it’s time to give your home a thorough spring cleaning—including your plumbing system. With a few simple maintenance tasks, you can prevent costly repairs and ensure your plumbing operates efficiently throughout the season. Here are some tips from your trusted plumber in Greenwich, CT, JNR Plumbing, to help you get started:

General Plumbing Maintenance

  • Check for Leaks: Inspect all faucets, toilets, and exposed pipes for signs of leaks. Even small drips can waste significant amounts of water and lead to water damage over time. Replace worn washers and seals to prevent leaks. Otherwise, consult our plumbing company right away to avoid further problems.
  • Test Water Pressure: Low water pressure can indicate a clogged pipe or other plumbing issues. Test the water pressure in your home by turning on multiple faucets simultaneously. If you notice a significant drop in pressure, it may be time to clean your pipes or replace outdated fixtures.

Drain Maintenance

  • Clear Clogs: Remove debris and hair from sink and shower drains to prevent clogs. Use a drain snake or plunger to dislodge any stubborn blockages. Consider installing drain screens to catch hair and other debris before it enters the pipes.
  • Clean Gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water backup and damage to your home’s foundation. Clear leaves, twigs, and other debris from gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage away from your home.

Water Heater Maintenance

  • Inspect Water Heater: Flush your water heater to remove sediment buildup and ensure optimal performance. Sediment can reduce efficiency and shorten the lifespan of your water heater. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional plumber for assistance.
  • Adjust Temperature: Lower the temperature on your water heater to save energy and reduce the risk of scalding. The ideal temperature for most households is between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Inspect Anode Rod: Check the condition of the anode rod in your water heater. This sacrificial rod helps prevent corrosion by attracting minerals that would otherwise attack the tank. Schedule plumbing repairs and we will replace the anode rod if it shows signs of deterioration.

By following these spring plumbing maintenance tips, you can keep your home’s plumbing system in top condition and avoid unexpected repairs. If you encounter any issues or need assistance with emergency plumbing repairs, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals.

Call JNR Plumbing or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help you with a full range of our plumbing services so that everything will be running smoothly all season long.

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