Spring is here in most parts of the country… and with spring comes a mix of weather for many people! This could include rain…warm days but cold nights.

And the result? It’s hard on your plumbing!

Those warm days may make you want to open up the windows and turn on the garden hose and start taking care of your lawn.

So, what should you do this spring? Here are several tips to help you navigate the ups and downs of spring to keep your plumbing working the way it should!

Clean your gutters. This might seem like an odd PLUMBING suggestion but you’ll see why in a moment: over winter, debris like leaves and sticks can collect in your gutters. Then when springtime rains come, the water runs into your gutters and spills out over the sides and pools at your foundation instead of running down the downspout and away from your house. Once pooling at your foundation, the water then runs down and may collect in weeping tiles… but it could also enter your home and cause flooding. So, make sure you have a sump pump all set up to collect and move water that could be rising underneath your house, and send it away from your home.

Spring cleaning: don’t forget about your pipes. When you’re doing spring cleaning, don’t forget about your pipes; especially the wastewater pipes that move water out of your home. They should be cleaned too! Have a plumber come in and inspect your pipes and clean them out each year so you never have to worry about backed up lines that won’t drain.

April is here! Spring is here! That means we can all enjoy the beautiful weather and the great outdoors. These simple tips will help keep things flowing for you!

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