Summer is here! Due to Covid-19, most of us are spending this summer time at home itself. We spend time with gardening, setting up play arenas for kids, water play, setting up swimming pool etc. There will be an increased chance for plumbing problems during this time. So it is always advised to take a look and inspect for plumbing problems regularly to avoid emergency situations and major damage.
In this article, we will go through some common anticipatory measures to prevent plumbing emergencies.
INSPECT SUMP PUMP
Now we get a lot of rain, so it is necessary to check your sump pump to ensure it is working properly.
CLEAN THE DRAINS
Put extra effort to clean yard drains, gutters and downspouts and make sure that it is open and free of debris.
CHECK FOR LEAKS IN SPRINKLERS AND OUTDOOR FAUCETS
Outdoor pipes may freeze and damage during the winter. During summer, when temperature increases and outside heats up, check your pipes for leaks.
CHECK THE WATER VALVES
Occasionally, turn off the water valves in your home, then turn them back on to keep the parts from becoming stuck.
CHECK YOUR TOILET
Check your toilets and tanks for any hidden leaks or cracks and make sure your toilet is not constantly running.
CHECK FAUCETS FOR LEAKS
Check for any drips and leaks in the faucets. Many times we ignore it but if we didn’t fix it soon, it can have a significant influence on your water bill.
All we can do is to take these preventive measures and maintain plumbing systems. But still, if something unexpected happens and ran into a plumbing emergency, don’t hesitate to call our Toronto plumbing expert team at (416) 800-5050