Springtime Plumbing Maintenance

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Plumbing This Spring


It is that time of the year. It is spring time. Often times this season accompanies what is known as spring cleaning. A large part of spring cleaning is taking care of any plumbing issues.

Leaks, clogs and other plumbing related problems can be a large hassle when it is left unchecked. Spring is one of the best times to deal with the plumbing.


One of the common problems you have to address in plumbing are leaks. This is where you have to examine the faucets, shower heads, toilets and other components for any leaks.

A dripping faucet does not help when it comes to saving water. As a matter of fact, you can lose more than 100 gallons of water throughout the year. Whenever you come across a leak, have it fixed.

Sewer and Drain

Make sure that every drain that is in your house is equipped with a strainer so that any particles or debris will not clog the plumbing equipment.

One recommended course of action is a sewer line inspection so that any potential issues could be discovered before it causes any major issues.

Test Sump Pump

Take a load of water and pour it into the pump. If the pump turns on, then it is in good condition. After the inspection, you should remove the water from the sump pump.

Another valuable tip is to make sure that your system is in regular use. If you do not use them regularly, this could result in your pipes being sticky and the drains being crowded.

You also want to make sure that your water heater is in good condition. Make sure that any build up of sediment is gone from the water heater.

If a lot of sediment builds up, then this will interfere with the efficiency of the water heater and it could also cause the heater to break down a bit earlier. In order to remove the sediment, drain the water from the heater.

Plumbing is a very important piece of the home that needs to be maintained on a regular basis. Plumbing that is neglected can end up with a lot of problems.

It’s time to freshen up your Chattanooga home. Give Metro Sewer & Plumbing a call at (423) 855-0967 for your plumbing maintenance needs.