Santa Fe’s sunny climate makes an ideal environment for outdoor living. Prepping your Santa Fe home is crucial in maintaining your home’s plumbing performance.
Preparing your home’s plumbing for the spring season is easier than you might think. Roto-Rooter offers the following simple tips for indoor and outdoor spring plumbing maintenance this season:
Inspect and clean your home’s gutters and downspouts
Although it’s not often, when Santa Fe does get rain, it can come down hard and fast. It is crucial to make sure that your gutters and downspouts are clean and free from debris. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are in good condition, sturdy and stable. Check your downspout and storm drains to make sure they aren’t clogged and will direct rainwater away from your home’s foundation. Maintaining your home’s gutters and downspouts will help you to avoid any potential spring flooding.
Spring clean the interior of your home
Examine the highest-volume areas of your home, like your kitchen and bathrooms. Clean all of your fixtures inside and out while also taking the time to clean your appliances, drains and disposals. If you notice your toilet running, changing the flapper valve on your toilet is also a good idea. Changing out the flapper valve is often the simple and easy solution to repairing a running toilet.
Maintain outdoor plumbing fixtures
Prior to the winter, it is best to roll up your hoses and move them indoors. Come spring, you can bring out the hoses once again (while remembering to inspect them for any leaks). It is also good practice to turn on the outside faucet without a hose attached to ensure that water is coming out normally. If water is not coming out of your outside faucet as it should, one of the pipes may have frozen or burst during the winter months.
Examine your septic tank
Spring is also a great time to make sure that your septic tank is working properly. Treat your septic tank with an enzyme product that is specifically designed for septic tanks. It is always a good idea to perform a routing septic pump if you haven’t done so over the past few years. Doing a routine pump can help you to avoid a backup. Whether you have questions regarding your DIY plumbing maintenance or would like to schedule service with a Roto-Rooter plumbing professional of Santa Fe, our plumbing experts are available 24/7 including weekends and holidays to answer questions or to service your home’s plumbing.
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