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Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips From Fox

A regular once-over can help you detect plumbing problems early.

Winter is winding down and all the signs of spring are starting to appear. Longer days, buds on trees, sun-kissed cheeks, and sometimes the unwanted sounds of pipes dripping.

April and May are famous for spring cleaning, organizing and starting fresh as we dance toward the longer days of Summer. At Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling we’re happy to offer some important Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips to avoid any surprises that will cause you to stumble and lose the spring in your step.

Inspect Kitchen & Bathroom Faucets and Pipes

Check sink, bath and shower hardware for signs of seeping and leaks. While you’re at it, check exposed pipes below the sink, don’t forget about your basement and utility room.

Test Your Sump Pump

Does your home have a Sump Pump? It’s important to test it to make sure it’s going to work when you need it. Simply, pour some water into your sump pit. Your pump should turn on and discharge the water, then shut off.

If your sump pump is not stopping or starting, there could be an electrical problem and you may need to replace the pump.

Inspect Your Home’s Outdoor Plumbing

Give Your Outdoor Faucet & Hose Bib a Test Run

If you’re using an outdoor faucet for the first time after winter, check inside your house for any visible leaks. Make sure that the faucets don’t drip. These are signs that you have had a frozen pipe somewhere that could be cracked.

Check Any Exposed Piping

If you have any exposed piping in the house or outside, check them for leaks and cracks.

Flush Your Conventional or Tankless Hot Water Heater

The lifespan of a conventional water heater is 10-12 years. Over time, sediment can accumulate in your water heater. This will reduce the efficiency of your water heater and also shorten its expected lifetime.

Address Slow or Clogged Drains

Clogged drains do not care for themselves, so the issue will worsen if left untreated. Clogged drains are also the most common residential plumbing problem. As the clog worsens, pressure can build up and the pipe might burst, leaving you with a damaging situation. The best thing you can do for a clogged drain is call a professional at Fox to get the Yuck Unstuck!

Don’t get caught off guard by a surprise leak, expensive utility bill or clogged drain this Spring. Contact Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical. We can handle all of your plumbing needs!

Why Work with Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical takes great pride in being a name Vernon and Surrounding Communities can depend on. In our 25 years of experience, we have successfully resolved various plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical problems. There is no task too challenging for us!

Did you know we also have an office located in Kamloops? Don’t forget to refer your friends!   


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