Throughout the year, most plumbing issues are focused on indoor problems like toilet leaks or faulty hot water heaters. However, your outdoor plumbing is equally important and requires regular maintenance in order to prevent any problems that could become a plumbing emergency.
Help us help you avoid any burst pipes or leaking faucets this spring by following these simple maintenance tips. Trust us when we say that even the smallest maintenance moves can help you avoid monumental problems.
Check Your Outdoor Faucet
If your area was recently hit with some cold weather, you’ll want to check the condition of your outdoor faucets before spring rolls around and they need to be readily available.
The first thing to check is potential pipe bursts. Simply turn on your faucet and watch how the water pours out. If it’s business as usual, your pipes have likely survived the winter. However, if you find that your water is trickling or is leaking you may have a cracked pipe on your hand.
Reach out to a local plumber and get to the bottom of this problem, fast. You’ll need your faucets working when spring gets here, so late winter is the perfect time for essential repairs.
Stay on the Lookout for Sewer Line Problems
Sewer line problems aren’t as obvious as a leaking faucet. However, there are some specific details to look out for that could point towards a sewer line problem brewing beneath your yard.
Some of the key indicators of a damaged sewer line include:
- Sewer odor emitting from your lawn
- Bright green patches throughout your grass
- Soggy areas of your lawn
- Build up of waste in your toilets and drains
Sewer line problems are considered a plumbing emergency and any signs of them should be taken seriously. From clogged lines to roots breaking through your sewer line pipes, most problems with a sewer line are beneath the surface and require a professional plumber’s knowledge to identify and fix them.
Unclog Outdoor Drains
During the fall and winter, leaves and other debris can start to clog up your outdoor drains. This can create some very big problems for your drainage system as a whole. Take some time to unclog your outdoor drains. This task may seem tedious, but it prevents a laundry list of plumbing problems.
Avoid pipe blockages that lead to cracks and collapses in your plumbing system. Get rid of leaves and debris in your drains as soon as possible.
Need Help with Outdoor Plumbing? Trust the Professionals at Plumbing Dynamics
If you performed these maintenance checks and still found that you have some issues with your outdoor plumbing, it’s time to call in the professionals. Plumbing Dynamics is a team of diverse plumbers that can help you tackle any problem that arises with your plumbing, both indoors and outdoors.
Trust our licensed plumbers to quickly get to the root of your plumbing problem and find a reasonable and effective solution. Contact us today to learn more about our services and get your home on our schedule.