5 Beneficial Spring Plumbing Projects

Spring is in the air and summer is on the horizon. As we work through spring cleaning and prepare our plumbing for the transition, you may be wondering what else you can do beyond simple maintenance. Read on to learn more about five beneficial spring plumbing projects to consider for your home.

1. Repair or Replace Sump Pump

The sump pump protects your home against flooding, so you want to address concerns ASAP. Sump pumps typically last around 10 years, but you should test them each spring by dumping a bucket of water into the pit. Call Robillard for professional inspection, repair, and/or replacement of your sump pump and battery backup should you notice any issues.

2. Update Faucets and Fixtures in Bathrooms and Kitchen

Installing new faucets and fixtures gives your home an updated, stylish look. Plus, since old fixtures can crack and/or rot without obvious signs of damage, upgrading them can also help the plumbing run properly.

3. Replacing and repairing outside faucets

If you notice there is dripping or notice leaks inside your home when a hose is turned on, there is potentially a pipe that froze in the winter and cracked when the temperature began to warm. This needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Also make sure that you turn your main water valve off and on, because if it is left untouched, it can become difficult to turn on over time.

4. Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning

Without proper drainage, your plumbing could experience wastewater backups or other more serious (and more costly) issues. Prevent these problems by having your drains professionally tested and cleaned as part of your spring-cleaning checklist.

And while you’re at it…

5. Have Your Pipes Professionally Inspected

The piping in your plumbing system isn’t indestructible, and it’s not always easy to tell if major repairs or replacements are needed. The best move is to schedule a professional inspection, especially if you’re experiencing decreased water pressure, irregular noises and smells, and/or other plumbing issues more frequently.

We’ve already seen Minnesota’s unpredictable weather in action this season, and summer is right around the corner. As you prepare your home for the transition, consider adding these beneficial spring projects to the list. And for professional assistance and service, rely on the experienced master plumbers at Robillard.

Contact us to learn more and for all your plumbing service and product needs.