Mar 1, 2023 | Faucet, Leak, Plumbing System, Seasonal Change, Shutoff Valve, Sink, Spring, Sprinkler, Sump Pump, Toilet, Transition, Water Hose

As spring rapidly approaches and the days become brighter and warmer, it’s time to prepare your plumbing system for this season of growth! Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Five Star Dayton Plumbing has some helpful tips that can guide you in your early spring preparations. With these techniques, you can rest assured knowing that your home is ready for the upcoming months. Get a head start today so that you may savor an effortless transition into springtime! 


  1. CHECK OUT THE FAUCETS & SINKS: To ensure your sink and faucets are in optimal condition for the forthcoming season, it is essential to inspect them every several months (preferably every season.) Even if everything appears unchanged at first glance, remember to check beneath the sink as well, minor leaks can accumulate gradually! So, make sure you properly examine these components before transitioning into a new season. 
  1. CHECK OUT THE TOILETS: Don’t let a leaking toilet come as an unwelcome surprise. Left unchecked, it can result in costly and tedious repairs to your home; if there is water collecting near the base of your toilet or you notice that it’s running constantly, then you might have an issue with a leaky tank. To avoid any further damage, take action quickly before this minor repair turns into something much more complicated. 
  1. CHECK THE OUTDOOR FAUCETS: As the harsh winter ends, it’s time to make sure that your outdoor faucets are prepared for the spring and summer. When you turn them on, don’t be startled if they emit gurgling or popping noises followed by rushing water; this is normal! Wait until a consistent flow of water runs before shutting off the tap; then wait another minute to ensure there aren’t any leaks or dripping occurring. 
  1. CHECK THE WATER HOSES: Now that the weather is warming up, you will want to get those water hoses reattached to the outdoor spigots soon. Therefore, you should carefully examine your hoses for signs of diminished performance. Additionally, be on the lookout for any visible cracks or excessive deterioration of the hose itself. If you detect a form of damage, it is much wiser to replace the hose ahead of time before coupling them back up with your outdoor fixtures.  
  1. CHECK THE SUMP PUMP: Spring cleaning is a great time to give your sump pump the attention it needs. Make sure you clean it every 3-4 months to keep it in peak condition. If you need help, check out your owner’s manual or contact us for our top-notch plumbing services! 
  1. CHECK THE MAIN WATER VALVE: If you’re unsure how long it’s been since your main water valve was checked, now is a great time for an inspection. Make sure to rotate the valve clockwise until it is fully shut off. After a minute, ensure that you rotate the shutoff valve in a counterclockwise direction to open it again. Have difficulty turning this fixture on and off? It’s time for an upgrade! When life throws unexpected surprises your way in terms of your plumbing system, quick access to your water shutoff valve is essential. 

As you start your spring-cleaning and chore list, don’t forget to take the necessary steps to ensure your plumbing system is running smoothly. Taking a few extra minutes now will save you from potentially costly and inconvenient repairs later down the line. Keep in mind that our team of professionals are just a phone call away if any unexpected issues arise. So, call Five Star Dayton Plumbing today at (937) 230-6506, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here