Spring cleaning! But if you’re anything like me, you probably aren’t aware of the Spring cleaning we should be doing to our plumbing. Yes, our plumbing needs cleaning, too. So anyone living in Salt Lake City should continue reading to learn how to prep the home’s sewer system for the Spring season.
Regular maintenance and repairs can increase your water consumption. This includes watering your lawn, washing your windows, and filling your swimming pool. In addition, the seasonal increase in water consumption puts more stress on the sewer and plumbing system.
Broken supply lines, busted or leaky pipes need to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent catastrophes. Save yourself the trouble of needing to drop thousands of dollars because the pipes burst when Spring rolled around.
Our plumbing tips for Spring will help you avoid a major problem before it becomes a big one.
TIPS FOR SPRINGTIME PLUMBING
Your pipes will also thaw as Salt Lake City, Utah, emerges from its deep winter freeze. Although not all plumbing disasters are avoidable, maintaining the sewer system can help prevent sudden issues. Check for common plumbing problems by following the recommendations below.
Now that we have reviewed them let’s look at these springtime plumbing tips. These plumbing systems will keep your home in top shape.
INSTALL A WATER SOFTENER
Salt Lake City has harder water than others; Utah residents and businesses should have a water softener installed. Water softeners balance hard water minerals with sodium chloride and potassium chloride.
Your water filtration system can attract and remove calcium and magnesium ions from the water to soften its hardness. A water softener can be used for other purposes:
Reduce the amount of soap required to wash dishes and clothes.
Respecting the integrity and quality of dishes, clothing, and hardware
Remove hard water stains
Reduce mineral buildup
Improvement of the skin and hair characteristics
Schedule a service appointment if you are interested in water softener services.
INSPECT THE WATER HEATER
As you inspect your plumbing, check the water heater. Ensure the temperature is not higher than 120 degrees F. Drain a few gallons of water from the heater tank to flush out any corrosion. For specific information about your model and make, visit the website of your water heater manufacturer. Check for rusting, puddling, or soot in the control panel. Contact our service department if you have any questions.
If your water heater is older than 15 years and has frequent problems, consider replacing it. The first four numbers on the serial number will tell you how old your water heater is. These numbers indicate the year and month the appliance was made.
TURN YOUR WATER VALVE ON & OFF
The main water valve is an area homeowners neglect. It may be time to turn it around to make sure you can turn off your water supply as necessary. After turning the handle counterclockwise for a few seconds, could you return it to its original position?
It might be time to upgrade if you cannot move the valve. Talk to the All Utah Heating & Air plumbers about your options.
LOOK OUT FOR TOILET LEAKS
Leaky toilets can cause severe damage. This could include expensive water bills and not to mention replacing damaged floors. It would help if you were looking for wet floors near toilets—six drops of food coloring in your toilet tank to test for leaks. Colored water will soon appear in the toilet bowl if there is a leak.
Cracks and wetness could indicate a damaged joint or seal. Contact our team to schedule a Salt Lake City plumber’s service.
PLUMBING MAINTENANCE SERVICES AT ALL UTAH PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR
Our service plumbers serve Salt Lake City residents. Our Salt Lake City plumbers are skilled in all aspects of plumbing, including old and new. We offer the following plumbing services:
Water heater replacement and repair
Reverse Osmosis systems
Bathrooms in basement
Hose bib repairs/replacements
Water heaters for tanks and tanks
Boilers (hot and steamy water)
All Utah Plumbing, Heating & Air is a 24-hour full service plumbing company in Salt Lake City. Sewer repair, sprinkler maintenance, and drain cleaning are a few of their Spring services.