Spring is the best time to upgrade your home’s plumbing. The weather is mild, and you will not have to worry about extreme weather conditions delaying your project. Not to mention, contractors work better when the weather is nice. Here are five top plumbing upgrades to consider this spring.
1. Replace Old Fixtures
Over time, fixtures, such as faucets and showerheads, can become corroded or worn down. Replacing them when necessary is essential for maintaining a healthy plumbing system. Not only will your new fixtures look better, but they’ll also be safer and more efficient. You won’t have to worry about leaks or other problems in future.
2. Check the Sump Pump
Sump pumps are essential if you have a basement because they are designed to keep it dry. They act as a barrier against flooding because they remove water and are especially important if you live in an area with a high water table or poor drainage. Installing a sump pump can help protect your home from costly water damage and give you peace of mind that your basement won’t be flooded during heavy rains.
3. Install a Water Filter
Consider installing a water filter. Water filters are an easy and effective way to remove contaminants from your home’s water supply which will make drinking safer and more pleasant. They can also extend the life of your plumbing system by removing sediment or other particles that build up over time and cause clogs or damage. Additionally, installing a water filter can help reduce your environmental impact because you will not need so many plastic bottles from consuming bottled water.
4. Invest in a Water Softener
If you have hard water, a water softener is another plumbing upgrade you will want to consider this spring. Over time, mineral buildup caused by hard water can cause significant damage to pipes and fixtures resulting in clogged drains or other costly repairs. A water softener helps reduce the levels of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, making it easier for your plumbing system to do its job.
5. Insulate Your Pipes
Insulating your pipes has a whole host of benefits. When your pipes are insulated, you will not have to worry about heat loss or your pipes freezing. Additionally, insulation helps reduce noise from running water, as you won’t have to worry about loud banging or clunking when turning on the tap. Insulating your pipes is easy. You can purchase insulation foam, sleeves or heat tape. Should you choose to use heat tape, solicit the help of a plumber, as heat tape can be unsafe if applied incorrectly.
A thorough spring cleaning will put some strain on your plumbing because you will be using significant amounts of water for cleaning. However, these five upgrades will ensure your plumbing system can stand up to the task. Contact PHD Plumbing Services for plumbing services for all upgrades and repairs in Yuma, AZ.