Winter is finally over for the year, although with it being Michigan, we are sure to get at least one more surprise flurry. As the weather begins its yo-yo-ing up and down by 20-30 degree changes in a matter of hours or days, the chances for leaks to occur in your home increase. The spring rains make the leak situation even worse. Fortunately, there are ways you can help stop leaks in your home before they cause problems. Read on to discover the areas in your home that need extra attention while you get your home spring ready.
Prevent Spring Leaks by Checking These Areas
Check Your Toilet
Depending on exactly where your toilet is in your bathroom, a leak here could cause costly water bills and serious damage to the flooring. Check the base of the toilet for wet areas. If you notice dampness or standing water, this means the seal may have breaks in it. Another good way to check is with food coloring. Simply add a few drops of the dye to your tank. Check the bowl 30 minutes later; if you notice any coloring, you probably have a leak.
Look at Your Faucets and Shower Head
Another common area for leaks is in your faucets. Inspect your kitchen and bathroom faucets for leaks into the sink or around the handles. Check out your shower head for drips as well.
Inspect Your Piping
While you are looking at your sinks, take a peek under the sink bowl at the piping. If you notice any wet spots or drips, you may have a problem. Then head down to the basement to take a look at those pipes. These pipes may have frozen over the winter causing cracks or weaknesses at exchange points.
For 50 years, Heaney Plumbing and Heating has been helping Metro Detroit residents have a comfortable place to live. Once you have taken the above steps, call in the professionals. Avoid additional issues trying to fix a plumbing problem yourself by contacting our trusted team. Contact us today at (313) 371-3766.