Now that the warmer months are upon us, it’s time to start thinking about your spring cleaning to do list. One of the chores you should make sure is on your list is to look over your home’s plumbing to check for any damage it might have sustained during the cold winter months. We are a reliable plumbing contractor in St Paul and the surrounding areas, and here are a few things we think you should watch out for.
Although the freezing temperatures are well behind us, burst pipes could still be an issue that you’d have to call our plumbing contractor about. Check for any signs of leaking pipes and, while you’re at it, check all of the taps and faucets inside and outside of your home for leaks too. If you see any that are leaking, you can call a plumbing contractor from All Ways Drains for help. But if it’s a minor leak that can be fixed by replacing the washer on the faucet, that is an easy do-it-yourself fix.
You should also check the drains in your home’s lower level to make sure that they are properly working in case there is a flood or a high level of rain. Pour some water in them and time how long the water takes to drain away. If it’s longer than a few seconds, you should snake the drain to clear any dirt and debris out of there. But if you are unsure of how to do this or if you do it and your drain still isn’t working properly, call us so we can send a plumbing contractor out to help you.
Check your home’s gutters too. Make sure they are draining properly, and make sure there aren’t any leaves or other debris built up in them. If you see that there is a problem, be sure to clean your gutters as soon as possible. Your gutters need to be draining properly to help make sure your roof does not develop any leaks.
Do you need a professional plumbing contractor in St Paul? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Estimate.