Springtime in the Rockies is full of rain, snow, hail and sun. Every kind of weather imaginable tends to happen during the months of March through June. All this weather can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. From burst pipes to flooded basements Spring time in Colorado causes damage to many homes. To stay aware of the potential damage Spring weather can cause homeowner, we have come up with a few items you will want to keep your eye on as the seasons change.
For tips on how to get your plumbing ready for Spring and help it survive the changes in weather, read on!
Since water is everywhere, you will want to make sure your sump pump is working properly. Having your sump pump fail will cause huge problems for your basement. You could experience flooding, pools of water, mold, and damage to your home’s structure if you don’t take care of any flooding right away. To test if your sump pump is working, pour a few buckets of water into it and the sump pump should quickly turn on, discharge the water, then turn off.
Spring time weather is hot and 90 degrees one day and snowing the next! This rapid fluctuation in the weather can cause pipes to burst on the outside as well as inside the walls of your home. A burst pipe can damage drywall, paint, carpet, ceilings and anything else that is exposed to leaking water. Staying aware of discoloration on your walls and ceiling, wet spots in the carpet or pools of water inside your home will alert you to any problems. It’s a good idea to check your pipes that are under sinks, behind toilets, and in your laundry room.
Yard Drains, Downspouts and Gutters
Homeowners should check yard drains, gutters, and downspouts every spring as part of their regular home maintenance. Leaves, sticks and other debris start to get stuck in gutters and drainage systems during the fall. This can cause damage and flooding to your home. Same with the hose spigot. Frozen water inside the spigot during the winter can cause the spigot to expand. Which can cause it to burst. You will want to check your yard for flooding once the water thaws and begins to flow again.
High 5 Plumbing in Denver, CO can help you with all your plumbing maintenance needs. If you have a burst pipe, broken sump pump or flooding in your home, give us a call at (720) 330-4868. We will send our guys out to service you and get your home back in tip top shape.