Annual Spring Checklist for Plumbing in Pikesville

May, 2013 by

Spring is about more than just spring cleaning and enjoying the crocus, it is the perfect time to have a plumber come to your home to conduct a thorough inspection inside your home and outside as well.


Winter can be hard on a home’s plumbing and result in issues that you might not have noticed yet. While a small leak may not yet be a major headache, it could quickly progress to one. In the meantime it is wasting water and potentially inviting nasty things like insects, rodents, mold and mildew into your home.

Here are some of the things that Plumbers in Pikesville will perform as part of a spring checklist:

Kitchen – Inspection will be made of sink water lines and drains and advise if any gaskets need to be replaced. They will also inspect water line to ice maker for any leaks. If there is a garbage disposal and/or dishwasher they will be checked to be sure functioning correctly with no leaks in supply lines or drains.

Bathrooms – All sinks will be checked both for lines in and drains. Tubs and showers will also be inspected in the same manner. Toilet tank parts and seal will be inspected to be sure operating efficiently. The plumber may suggest a new toilet if yours is not one of the newer high-efficiency ones as this can save you on water costs.

Outdoors – Septic lines will be checked to be sure winter temperatures nor tree roots have hampered them in any way. All hose bibbs and hoses will be checked to be sure none are leaking. Even a small amount of standing water will be utilized by mosquitoes.

Water Heater – When the water heater fails it is quite a mess, so a spring inspection is a must. The Plumbing Pikesville customer will be advised if the water heater is due to be flushed, or perhaps even replaced. A more efficient unit not only saves utility costs but safeguards against a huge flood in the future.

A plumbing inspection serves two purposes, it gives the homeowner peace of mind that a middle-of-the-night plumbing issue may have been forestalled and it may also help with upgrading old inefficient systems thus saving money. Don’t worry if you’ve missed spring though because anytime is better than not at all.

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