Plumbing Tips for Spring

April 22, 2021

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers” and the onset of spring, which means it is time for some spring cleaning!  Eastern Plumbing offers these spring plumbing tips to protect your home against possible plumbing problems into the spring and summer!

1. Check Your Water Heater

Check your water heater for any signs of leaks and corrosion. Look for puddles, rust or soot around the control panel. If you see any of these signs, give call us.

2. Check Your Water Valves

You may want to turn off the water valves in your home, then turn them back on again to keep the parts from becoming stuck.

3. Check Your Toilet & Faucets for Leaks

Look for any drips and/or leaks that may need repairs. Also, examine your toilets and tanks for any hidden leaks or cracks and make sure your toilet is not constantly running – a running toilet can run up your water bill.

4. Check Your Sump Pump

With heavy spring rain, it is important to inspect your sump pump to ensure it is functioning smoothly.

5. Clean Your Gutters & Down Spouts

Make sure yard drains, gutters and downspouts are cleaned out and open, and free of debris.

6. Watch for Leaks Connected to Sprinklers & Outdoor Faucets

Outdoor pipes can easily freeze and break over the winter. When outside temperatures heat up, watch your pipes for signs of leaks. If you notice a water leak in your home the first time you turn on your hose or other faucets, this is a sign that one of your pipes froze and broke over the winter.


Eastern Plumbing are your plumbing experts. We can install, replace or repair any of your plumbing needs. Contact us today at 252-758-7579.