Springtime Plumbing Tips


As spring approaches, most homeowners start placing a focus on the condition of their lawn. Whether you're looking to plant new grass or new trees, it's important to understand that there is actually a right and wrong way to maintain your lawn, particularly when it comes to your home's plumbing system. Familiarizing yourself with some of the key tips of springtime plumbing maintenance will ensure you have a beautiful lawn and a well functioning plumbing system.

Maintaining your Sprinklers

Sprinklers are fairly easy to use. Install them in the right location, connect them to a water source and the hard work is over. However, this isn't all you need to do. It's also important for you to clean your sprinklers regularly. Overtime, dirt and other debris can clog the nozzle on your sprinklers. Excessive debris minimizes the amount of water that is able to pass through the sprinkler.

Consequently, an area that may have originally taken your sprinklers 15 minutes to saturate may now take 30 minutes. While this seems like a minor issue, once your water usage cost has increased, you will realize just how important it is. To clean the nozzle, simply place it in a bucket of hot water for a few moments. Make it a point to clean the nozzle on your sprinklers at least once every month during periods of active use.

Research Tree Options

The spring is an excellent time to plant trees because of the moderate temperature and more frequent rainfall. If planting a new tree is on your to do list, make certain you're researching the topic beforehand. The type of tree you plant can have an impact on your plumbing system, depending on how its roots grow. Wayward roots can cause sewer backups and blockages. A serious backup can cause a substantial amount of damage to your home's plumbing system, but also your floors, walls and electrical systems.

Make certain you understand the growth potential of the tree you are thinking of planting and the location of your sewer lines. If you're concerned about this issue, it's best to plant your tree a safe distance away from the sewer line. Making a minor adjustment to your landscaping plans will be far less painful than the time and money you will need to spend on sewer repairs.

With an attention to detail and help from a plumbing service like Clean Plumbers BY Phillip Maurici Plumbing Inc, you can maintain your home's plumbing system and still have a beautiful lawn.


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