In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some simple areas to check on or upgrade within your plumbing system as we move from the long Utah winter into spring and summer. This transition from the colder parts of the year to the warmest ones is a good opportunity to evaluate and maintain various systems in your home, and the plumbing system is no exception.
At City Creek Plumbing, we provide a wide range of kitchen plumbing, bathroom plumbing and other plumbing services to clients around Kaysville and Layton, including for any spring upkeep needs your system may have. While we went over themes like downspouts and drainage, sump pump inspection and proper timing for turning on your outdoor water in part one of our series, today’s part two will look at some other key areas to be looking at with regard to spring plumbing care.
Check for Any Blockages of Drainage
Drainage is a big deal for your entire plumbing setup, particularly after a winter that had record amounts of snowfall for the state of Utah. You need to be sure that all of your downspouts are still in good working order, and that any debris from the winter hasn’t caused a blockage in the drainage system.
Down related lines, you need to remove any obstacles that may prevent melting snow from draining properly. This can be done by cleaning out drainage grates, and checking that all of your gutters are in good shape and able to handle whatever precipitation Mother Nature throws at them.
Do a Basic Gutter Cleaning
Down related lines, now is a good time to do a basic gutter cleaning. This is important because clogged gutters can cause all kinds of problems, from water damage to roofing issues. Clearing out any debris, leaves and dirt buildup will ensure that your gutters are in peak condition for the spring season, and that they’re able to move runoff away from your home as it should.
Check for Leaks and Visible Damage
It’s also important to check all areas of the exterior of your home for any visible water damage, and to check for leaks in the plumbing system itself. This can be done by doing a general inspection around the house, including around windows and doors. Also, make sure to check for discoloration, as this can be a sign of water damage that may have occurred over the winter.
Finally, make sure to test all of your valves and faucets to make sure they’re in good working order. This is particularly important if you haven’t done any maintenance on them lately, as this will ensure that your system is ready for the increased use that usually comes with spring.
By following these steps, your plumbing system will be in prime condition as we move from winter into spring and summer. If you encounter any issues or need assistance with maintenance, contact the experts at City Creek Plumbing for all of your Kaysville and Layton plumbing needs! We’re here to make sure your system is in optimal condition for the warmer months.