Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to take a good look at your outdoor plumbing and make sure it’s in tip-top shape for the warmer months. A residential plumbing contractor shares some essential care and maintenance tips for outdoor plumbing fixtures.
- Faucets and Drains. The first step is to check all hose bibs and faucets located outdoors for leaks. Operate the valve a couple of times to make sure it functions properly and fully shuts off. Keep in mind that even a slow, innocuous drip can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. You may also want to check if there’s an issue that reduces the flow or prevents the water from flowing freely, such as a damaged washer, hose bib, or indoor valve. Further, make sure the patio and other ground-level drains are free of leaves, twigs or debris buildup. The same rule applies to outdoor kitchens sinks. It’s also beneficial to replace washers on garden hoses each spring.
- Sprinklers and Irrigation. If you have a sprinkler system, make sure the timer is adjusted accordingly so that the sprinklers are not overwatering or underwatering the garden or lawn. To conserve more water, expert plumbers recommend switching to a drip irrigation system for the shrubs and flowerbeds.
- Spring Cleaning. The arrival of warm, summer-like weather and the growth of trees serve as a perfect reminder to keep up with annual or semi-annual maintenance duties. Don’t forget to drain and flush the water heater to make sure household tasks, like cooking and showering, go without a hitch. Moreover, make sure the sewer lines are free of roots and other obstructions.
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