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Prepare your home's plumbing system for spring

Plumber fixing pipes beneath kitchen sink

While the last lingering moments of winter are still affecting around some parts of the country, we are now very close to the warm weather of spring. Everybody is eagerly embracing the change of seasons, especially as the last few months have been particularly cold, setting record-low temperatures. These extreme conditions have had an effect on both people and buildings, which is why it is so important to inspect your plumbing system as we head into spring. You never know what unseen damage could have been done to the inner parts of your home.

Here are a few steps you should take when preparing your systems for the new season:

  • Check water lines: Extreme changes in temperature - like the ones the country has been experiencing this winter - can cause significant damage to pipes in your water lines. If you notice any problems, call in a professional to replace the broken parts.
  • Inspect outside systems: This is especially important if you have pipes outside, such as an automatic sprinkler system. The freezing temperatures and thawing and unthawing of the metal could potentially cause cracks and leaks, which should not go ignored. Make sure everything is okay now, before you really need the system during the summer.
  • Flush water heater:¬†You should completely flush out all of the water that is in the home's heater. This will help you improve its efficiency by removing all of the minerals and other sediments that have built up over the winter. This process should be completed at regular intervals over the year to extend the life of your water heater.

If your plumbing system needs any repairs, schedule an appointment with John C. Flood today for our Arlington plumbing services.