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Common Plumbing Problems in the Spring

Springtime is a season of rebirth and rejuvenation when the snow melts and flowers flourish. But it also signals the beginning of regular plumbing issues that residents in Salt Lake City can face. Plumbing issues can flourish when warmer weather comes to town, but being prepared can save you both time and money. At Valley Plumbing, we want our customers to look out for common spring plumbing issues, and when to call professional Valley plumbers when the problem can be too hard to handle.

Main Water Line:

Main water lines are particularly vulnerable to damage during the change from freezing to warmer temperatures. Cycles of freezing and thawing may lead to pipe expansion and contraction, which could result in leaks or cracks in the main water line. Valley Plumbing advises taking preventative steps to identify possible problems early on, such as installing insulation and doing routine inspections.

Leak Detection:

April showers can bring in an annoying plumbing issue: leaks. From dripping faucets to hidden pipe leaks, water wastage and property damage are common concerns for homeowners. Pipe leaks might lie unnoticed for a long time, particularly if they originate inside the wall. When minimal water pressure and no water is flowing out in cold weather, it's obvious that there might be a leak. When the temperature rises in the spring and the water unexpectedly thaws, the issue is more noticeable. Keep an eye out for any standing or trickling water, musty odors, or discolorations on the nearby wall.

Repiping Needs:

Wear and corrosion in aging plumbing systems can require repiping to maintain the integrity of your home's water supply. With a focus on repiping, Valley Plumbing provides strong, long-lasting solutions that are customized to meet the unique requirements of residents in Salt Lake City.

Clogged Drains:

In the spring, when there are more outdoor activities and landscaping projects, clogged drains become a common problem. Debris, grime, and vegetation buildup can clog drains, causing backups or sluggish drainage. No matter how difficult a drain blockage is, only experienced plumbers like us at Valley Plumbing can remove it using our cutting-edge tools and tried-and-true methods. Additionally, we can restore your drains to like-new condition by thoroughly cleaning them!

Sump Pump Maintenance:

Snowmelt and spring showers can leave the area surrounding the foundation of your home overly damp. It takes a working sump pump to stop basement flooding and water damage. To make sure your sump pump is prepared to withstand the influx of water throughout the spring, we advise routine maintenance and inspections.

Valley Plumbing is your dependable partner for all plumbing needs, having spent years serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. Our team of experts is available to assist you with any problems you may be having with main water lines, sump pump maintenance, clogged drains, leak detection, or repiping. Spring weather is beautiful, but don’t let your plumbing cause havoc in the meantime.