Preventative Tips to Protect Your Residential Plumbing System This Spring

Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to perform routine residential maintenance to ensure that your home is operating at an optimal rate. The first thing you should check is your home’s plumbing system to make sure that it’s up to par with local building code regulations and check for potential winter-related damages. Seasonal temperature changes and elements can wreak a lot of havoc on residential plumbing systems.

There’s no time like the present to hire a Hamilton plumber to perform the following routine spring plumbing maintenance and repairs for your home.

Examine the Pipes for Damages

Plumbing fixtures, particularly outdoor pipes, that are directly exposed to winter elements can sustain serious damages. Freeze-thaw cycles cause water inside the pipes to expand as it freezes, which places a lot of strain on the pipes and causes cracking. Metal pipes are also prone to corrosion. Leaks caused by these damages can significantly increase your water consumption and monthly bills. Hire a residential plumbing contractor in Hamilton to check your pipes every spring to identify potential problems as soon as possible and repair them before they get worse.

Perform Drainage Maintenance

Drains throughout your home including laundry machines, sinks, showers, and bathtubs can all get clogged with dirt, debris, and hair if they’re not cleaned regularly. Clogs prevent the drains from working properly, which leads to water backlog and appliance degradation due to residual particulates. Spring cleaning is the perfect time of year to check and clean out the drains in your home to prevent clogging.

Replace Your Water Heater If Needed

How old is your water heater? When was the last time you flushed it out? Mounted water heaters have an average lifecycle of about 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance. If the time has come to replace your water heater, consider tankless water heater installation in Hamilton to increase energy and space efficiency in your home.

Inspect Backwater Valves

Exercising your all of the water valves throughout your home by opening and shutting them in early spring tests their functionality. Replace broken or missing valves immediately to prevent further damages and expenses.

Check All Indoor and Outdoor Faucets

Dripping indoor and outdoor faucets are a guaranteed sign of internal piping leaks. If you turn off a faucet all the way and it’s still leaking water, hire professional plumbing services in Hamilton to perform an extensive inspection of your home’s piping system.

Check for Toilet Leaks

Food colouring can help you determine if you have internal toilet leaks caused by pipe damage. If the water in the bowl changes colour, then this means that further inspection is warranted. Clear water indicates that no further action is required and your toilets are functioning normally.

Re-Evaluate Your Current Flood Protection Measures

Heaps of melted snow surrounding your house is a major flood hazard. As the water seeps through the foundation of your home, it can cause serious damages and weaken the structural integrity, not to mention destroy the various building materials. Make sure you have adequate flood protection measures and materials in place every spring to prevent costly damages.

Consult a Residential Plumbing Contractor in Hamilton for Spring Maintenance and Repairs

Whether you need routine residential plumbing maintenance or drainage repairs in Hamilton this spring, MDM Mechanical is happy to be of service. As a family-owned and operated business, we understand how important it is to keep your home in tip-top shape for future generations. Contact us today to learn more or get a quote.

About Michael Mead

Michael Mead was born and raised in London, Ontario. He spent 5 years in Calgary, Alberta – and furthered his education in Natural Gas. If Michael isn’t working, he is at home with his son and wife or cooking for a large group of family and friends. Michael is extremely passionate about his business, and is constantly looking for ways to better himself as an employer.

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