How to Maintain your Plumbing and HVAC in Spring
Now that spring is here it is a perfect time to make sure that all your plumbing, heating and cooling systems are functioning after the harsh conditions of the winter season. Now is the time to perform basic maintenance and inspections on your units to ensure that things work properly to avoid larger problems in the summer. We recommend the following tips to check your plumbing and Utah HVAC needs. Please only perform tasks that you are comfortable with, if you have any questions or concerns please call a professional at 801-601-1298 before moving forward.
Spring Plumbing and HVAC Maintenance Tips
- Checks for any leaks
- Check for winter damage
- Clean out your sump pump and water heater
- Schedule Maintenance for your HVAC needs
You are going to want to do as complete of an inspection of your home as possible. This means checking both your indoor and outdoor fixtures. It also means looking for any water collecting in your yard, damp areas on your walls and floors, or weird odors of mold or mildew around piping and in your basement. Remember that not every leak is going to be visible so you want to keep a look out for signs of a leak. If you suspect a leak but cannot find it contact a professional for Salt Lake leak location services.
Winters in Utah are especially harsh and unfortunately can cause your pipes to freeze and burst, especially if your home was not properly winterized. You are also going to want to check and make sure that fixtures and pipes have not been damaged as a result of snow and ice freezing and melting.
As far as your sump pump is concerned we recommend that you try running a vinegar mixture through the unit. Doing this will not only help clean out harmful bacteria, this will also help ensure that your unit is still working correctly. We also recommend that your drain your water heater. Doing this well help drain the unit of sediment that may have collected during the cold months, thus helping the longevity of your water heater. Please note that depending on your unit you are going to have to shut off either the electricity or gas to the unit before your drain it.
Even the most vigilant homeowner is going to need professional help from time to time. We recommend that you have a certified professional provide a safety inspection on your heating and cooling units yearly to help ensure that everything is running smoothly and safely for years to come. Please feel free to fill out our contact form below to learn more about our HVAC maintenance programs and the benefits they can provide your home.