As the weather warms and last frosts disappear, it is time to look forward to spring maintenance. As you get ready for the spring rains and summer weather, it is important to follow a Spring plumbing checklist. If you have been searching for residential plumbers in Abbotsford by looking for a “plumber near me” you may come across some common suggestions for how to make sure your home plumbing systems are ready for spring.

Here are some suggestions on what to check to make sure your plumbing is good to go.

  • Toilets – Does your toilet tend to run or take too long to fill? If you are finding you need to constantly jiggle the handle to get your toilet to stop running, it might be time to replace some of the parts in the tank. You should also assess how much water enters the toilet when it is being flushed. If the water level is raised drastically or takes awhile to drop, you may have a clog or blockage somewhere in your drain.

  • Sink and Shower Drains – If you find the water in your sinks and showers is starting to drain slower and slower, they may be clogged with hair or other debris. The clog may be immediate in the drain, or further down in the p-trap. Either way, you want to make sure you clear this so the water can easily drain.

  • Hot Water Tank – If you have noticed a knocking or banging noise coming from your hot water tank, it may be a sign of sediment buildup. Left unchecked, this can shorten the lifespan of your hotwater tank. You should flush your tank to remove the sediment.

  • Outdoor Systems – Outdoor faucets and hoses should be examined to make sure no water is dripping from them. You should also make sure all your gutters and drains are clear and properly draining water into your drain systems. Any rogue water could seep into the soil and errode it, possibly causing foundation damage.

If these tasks seem daunting, or if you discover any other issues as you go through this standard maintenance, it may be time to continue that “plumber near me” search and have a professional from BC Redi-rooter come help and assist you with your spring checklist.