Preparing Your Home for Spring: Essential Plumbing Checks

Spring essential plumbing checks

As we move into spring, it’s important to give your plumbing system a thorough check-up. The changing seasons can take a toll on pipes and fixtures, and early detection of problems can save you from costly repairs later on. Here are some key areas to focus on:

Inspect for Leaks

The first thing to do is inspect all exposed pipes, faucets, and fixtures for leaks. Winter can be tough on plumbing, and small leaks can turn into big problems if they’re not caught early.

Test Your Sump Pump

With spring often comes increased rainfall. Make sure your sump pump is in good working order to prevent basement flooding. Pour a few gallons of water into the sump pit to ensure it activates and properly drains the water.

Clear Drain Clogs

Over the winter, debris can accumulate in your drains, leading to clogs. Use a plunger or a plumber’s snake to clear any noticeable clogs. For more stubborn blockages, you might need professional drain cleaning services.

Examine Outdoor Faucets and Sprinklers

Check outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems for cracks and proper operation. These can be damaged by freezing temperatures and may need repair or replacement.

Check for Pipe Corrosion or Damage

Inspect any visible pipes for signs of corrosion or damage, especially in unheated areas of your home. Damaged pipes should be repaired promptly to prevent leaks.

Taking these steps can help ensure that your home’s plumbing system is ready for the spring. Regular maintenance and early detection of problems are key to keeping your plumbing in good shape. If you encounter any issues or need professional assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts at Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, Electric and Geothermal.

For expert plumbing services or to schedule a seasonal check-up, call us at (815) 692-4471 or visit our website at We’re here to help ensure your home is prepared for the spring season and beyond.


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