It’s spring time, and most of us are welcoming the warmer temperatures and milder weather. But did you know there are a few plumbing-related tasks you need to put on your to do list? As a plumber in Rochester and the surrounding areas, we have some tips on what you should check to make sure your plumbing is in tip-top shape.

Sump Pump

Your sump pump is an important part of keeping your home protected from flooding. That is especially important during the spring time when this area gets plenty of rain! You should test your sump pump to ensure it is working properly. There are a few different ways to test your sump pump and most depend on the type of sump pump you have. For the most part, you can simply turn it on or plug it in to see if it turns on and runs. If the pump has a float switch, you will need to consult the owner’s manual to see how to safely turn it on and off. But if you are confused and are unsure of how to test your sump pump, call us. We can send a plumber to your home to test your sump pump so you can rest easy knowing that it is working properly.

Outside Faucets

Did you accidentally leave your outside faucets on all winter? Even the most conscientious homeowner can sometimes do this! If you forgot to remove your hose last fall and found it still attached, the freeze-less faucet may have frozen and broke. Give Gander Plumbing a call. We can send a plumber out to inspect your outdoor water lines before you turn on your hose or any other outdoor faucets. If your lines froze this winter and you try to turn on your hose, you could end up with a flooded house. But if you did remember to turn your hose and outdoor faucets off this past winter, take the time to test them as well. Turn them on for a few minutes and then go inside to see if there are any leaks. If you spot any, then it is definitely time to call us to get a plumber sent to your home. We can make sure your outdoor faucets are fixed so you can water your lawn, wash your car and use your outdoor faucets.

Do you need a plumber in Rochester or the surrounding area? Call Gander Plumbing at 507-282-7540 or you can contact us to Schedule an Appointment.