5 Simple Plumbing Tips for Spring

March 15th, 2018


Homeowners in Pennsylvania are starting to see signs of spring. While we’re not completely out of the woods with cold temperatures just yet, it’s safe to say that warm weather will be here before we know it! Get your home ready for spring with these easy steps.

  1. Schedule Water Heater Maintenance
    Your water heater has been working overtime all winter! Just like your heating and cooling systems, it needs annual maintenance to run safely and efficiently. A checkup from a Dwyer technician will help improve operating efficiency, lower utility bills, and extend the lifespan of your equipment.
  2. Clear Gutters and Downspouts
    Spring thaw means snow melt. Check your home’s gutters and downspouts and remove any buildup of debris. This will help any remaining ice melt away easily and avoid damages from the season’s first big rainfall.
  3. Check for Leaks
    Do a sweep under each sink for any signs of leakage, like puddles or water damage. Don’t forget about the hose lines that connect to essential home appliances, like dishwashers and washing machines. If you see signs of a leak, contact your local plumbing service right away.
  4. Clean or Replace Faucets and Fixtures
    Don’t skip this part of your spring cleaning! Over time, daily use can cause buildup on your faucets, fixtures, bathtubs, and showers, especially if your home has hard water. If any fixtures show damage that a good scrubbing can’t fix, call Dwyer for an easy replacement.
  5. Consider an Upgrade
    How old is your water heater? If your equipment is 10 years or older, it could be time to reinvest in a new system. Water heater failure can occur without warning and cause significant damage to your property. Your Dwyer technician can recommend when your water heater should be replaced.

Whether you need a fixture replacement, leak solution, or total equipment installation, Dwyer’s plumbing specialists are here for you. Contact us today!