Springtime Plumbing Checklist!

Springtime Plumbing Checklist!

We’re all staying safe at home to play our part in decreasing the spread of COVID-19. This means a lot of people have extra time to dive into spring cleaning. Your regular spring cleaning list might include things like cleaning out the closets, scrubbing the floors and disinfecting and cleaning high-touch surfaces in your home. With everyone at home now, there can be additional stress added to your plumbing system and we can easily forget that plumbing fixtures need to be updated or replaced.

Plumbing pipes run all through your home and this system allows waste to flow out of the house into the sewage system or a septic tank. It is important to prevent clogs and your septic tank from overflowing. Waste water isn’t only smelly and unpleasant, but it also forms serious health risks to all who live in your home. On top of that, if the health department finds out, then the homeowner will be fined and made responsible to get it cleaned up. Another point to consider is that dangerous gases can build up in your piping. Without a sewer cleanout with a proper cap on it, those gases could get into the air around your home or inside the home.

Let’s take a look at some other items in your home that you might want to repair, replace or simply have some maintenance done. Is your porcelain throne suffering from discoloration? It might be time for a replacement. Toilets aren’t like other household appliances that tend to be replaced every five to ten years. Some telltale signs it might be time for a replacement are:

  • Constant clogging: While clogging isn’t uncommon, random or recurring clogs can indicate an issue.
  • Is the porcelain cracking? This may be a major sign of damage since toilets are designed to resist a large amount of wear, tear, weight, and use.
  • Handle keeps sticking
  • The flush pressure is low
  • It needs repairs often

Additionally, if the sinks in your home have been around for as long as you’ve lived in your home, then it may be time to consider a replacement. This is especially important if you’ve noticed a few warning signs that could cause major problems down the road.

  • Visible wear and tear.
  • It needs to be constantly repaired
  • It is without a doubt outdated

If you are in need of assistance as you begin your spring cleaning projects or emergency repair/maintenance, the plumbers at Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow Services are here for you 24/7/365. Our plumbers and office staff are all following strict guidelines to ensure our employees and customers stay safe and healthy! Call us to speak with a customer service representative at (561) 688-2858.