March 13, 2020
New Englanders are starting to see signs of spring! While we aren’t totally through with cold temperatures for the season just yet, it’s safe to say that things are starting to warm up. Get your home in Vermont, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts ready for spring with these easy steps.
Your Spring Plumbing Checklist
1. Schedule annual water heater maintenance
Your water heater has been working hard all winter. Just like your boiler, furnace, or air conditioner, your water heater requires annual maintenance to run efficiently and safely. A routine checkup from a Sandri plumbing technician will help lower your utility bills, extend the lifespan of your water heater, and improve its operating efficiency.
2. Check for leaks
It’s that time of year! Do a sweep under your sinks for signs of leakage, like puddles or water damage. And don’t forget to check hose lines that connect appliances to your water supply, like your dishwasher and washing machine. If you spot signs of a leak, contact Sandri Plumbing right away.
3. Clear the gutters
Get ready for the spring thaw! Check your home’s gutters and downspouts for buildup or blockage. Remove any debris to help remaining ice melt away and prevent damages from the first big spring rainstorm.
4. Clean faucets and fixtures
This is an essential item on any homeowner’s spring cleaning list. Over time, daily use can cause buildup on your bath fixtures, faucets, showers, and bathtubs, especially if your home has hard water. If any fixtures show damage that a little elbow grease can’t fix, call Sandri Plumbing for a simple replacement.
5. Think about an upgrade
Has your water heater seen better days? If your water heater is 10 years or older, it might be time to reinvest in a new high-efficiency hot water heater replacement. Older water heaters can fail without warning and cause significant damage to your home. Sandri Plumbing can assess your current hot water heater and recommend if you should replace it.
Sandri Plumbing is here to help make prepping your home for spring as simple as can be. Contact us for fixture replacements, leak solutions, equipment installations, annual tune-ups, and more. Our plumbing specialists are always here for you.