Colorado in the springtime can definitely have its ups and downs. One day its 70 or 80 degrees and the next 32 degrees and snowing. These types of weather changes can cause many plumbing problems for Colorado residents. Read more to find out what types of plumbing problems you can expect this spring and what you can do to solve some of your Colorado springtime problems.
You may already understand that your heating and air conditioning equipment needs annual HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) maintenance, but were you aware that you also should have an expert perform your annual plumbing maintenance? Plumbing is hidden, so you would never know that you had a problem unless you had literally no water.
Plumbing problems that happen in Colorado during the Spring
While you should definitely call immediately for plumbing problems and schedule your plumbing maintenance yearly, here are a couple ways to get your home in great plumbing shape for spring.
Look for Plumbing Leaks: Look at both your faucets and toilets for any leaks. Confirm there is no water dripping out of or around the connections when you shut off your faucets. If there is, installing new fixtures or repairing the leak could help better the faucet’s function and may even lower your water bill.
After the faucets, inspect any accessible pipes for evidence of leaks. You can often see visible pipes in basements and below sinks. Extreme weather can cause pipes to freeze and sometimes crack so spring is the ideal time to make sure the winter weather didn’t cause any damage that would result in plumbing problems.
Don’t neglect your water heater maintenance: If a stench seems to be coming from any of the drains in your home, it may be a sign that plumbing maintenance is necessary. A properly running drain shouldn’t release odors into the air. Check to make sure there are strains placed in all your drains to prevent hair and other debris from spoiling in the pipes and resulting in a clog. After you’ve treated with a common drain cleaner, pour eight pints of water into drains that are not used frequently. This will fill the trap and help to stop odors from sneaking in and smelling up your home.
Your water heater takes excellent care of you so be sure you’re returning the favor. Don’t forget that newer water heaters have more energy efficiency, so if yours is over 15 years old, it may be about time to start looking into a new one to be sure you don’t have that sudden burst of cold water for multiple days. Whether or not you plan on investing in a new water heater, there are a couple things you can do to help keep it running properly.
Verify that the temperature is set no higher than 120°F. This will help lower your energy use (and help lower your bills) while also avoiding scalding. For safety sake, you will want to relocate any items from around the water heater. Lakewood Plumbing recommends tankless water heaters over traditional water heaters, however, we install and maintain both tank water heaters and tankless water heater.
If you are having plumbing problems this Spring, contact Lakewood Plumbing today! 303-233-7007 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]