Spring, Faucet, Leak, Seasonal Change, Shutoff Valve, Sink, Sprinkler, Sump Pump, Toilet, Transition, Water Hose

As the bright days of early spring approach, now is the time to get your plumbing system ready for this season’s arrival. Not sure how? Don’t worry! Gahanna Plumbing & Drain has created a guide with expert advice that will have you prepared in no time. With these strategies, you can be certain that your home won’t experience any issues during springtime’s transition. Get ahead today and position yourself for a pleasant, stress-free journey through springtime! 


  1. CHECK THE FAUCETS & SINK: As you move into the new season, it is critical to inspect your sink and faucets every several months (at least each new season). Although everything may look flawless on the outside, you want to be sure to check for any potential leaks above or beneath the sink; even minor issues can accumulate as time passes! Water damage and built-up rust are no fun to deal with! By conducting a thorough review of these elements in transitioning seasons, you could save yourself future headaches by being prepared in advance. 
  1. CHECK THE TOILETS: Don’t be caught off guard by a leaking toilet, as it can lead to pricey and inconvenient repairs for your home. If you spot water gathering near the bottom of your commode or if it seems to constantly run, this is likely an indication that there is something wrong with its tank.  
  1. CHECK THE OUTDOOR FAUCETS: With winter’s chill receding, now is the perfect time to make sure your outdoor faucets are ready for warmer weather. As you turn them on, it’s completely normal if they produce gurgling or popping noises with a burst of water afterward! Let the water flow steadily before turning it off, and remain watchful for an extra minute in case there are any leaks or drips.  
  1. CHECK THE WATER HOSES: As the temperature rises, it’s essential to make sure your water hoses are reconnected to their external faucets. In cold climates, they tend to shrink due to freezing temperatures; however, as conditions become warmer, they expand again. Therefore, it is imperative to inspect your hoses for any possible signs of reduced performance. Additionally, be on the lookout for visible cracks or excessive wear and tear on the hose itself. If you detect any type of damage, then replacing the hose before connecting it with exterior fixtures is highly recommended. 
  1. CHECK THE SUMP PUMP: Now is the perfect time to show your sump pump some love. Make sure you get it serviced regularly, with a maintenance check every 3-4 months for optimal performance. If you need help figuring out what to do next, just refer to your owner’s manual or reach out to our expert team of plumbing professionals! We offer top-notch services and advice so that you can keep everything running smoothly. 
  1. CHECK THE MAIN WATER VALVE: Now is the perfect time to take a look at your primary water shut-off valve if you don’t know when it was last inspected. To make sure that all valves are ready to be used, turn the shutoff valve clockwise until completely closed, then wait one minute before turning it counterclockwise back open again, ensuring it can be turned off and on easily! If you find it complicated to maneuver this valve, it’s time for an upgrade!  

The early spring season is a great opportunity to ensure your plumbing system remains healthy and runs at its highest potential. A few precautionary measures now can help you save money and reduce stress in the future. Plus, our highly skilled professionals are just one call away if anything unexpected takes place! Don’t leave any room for vulnerability; take care of those tasks today! So, call Gahanna Plumbing & Drain today at (614) 245-2256, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!