After a long, cold, and dark winter, spring is finally here! The days are longer, the air is warmer, the flowers are blooming, and a whole new set of seasonal challenges for your sewer and drain system is in play. While winter weather threats to your pipes may seem obvious, the arrival of spring presents its own set of challenges for your system. Our expert team has been solving sewer and drain maintenance and repair issues for over 40 years, and we have built up a wealth of knowledge about how to best care for sewer systems during every season, including spring. Read on for some spring sewer and drain maintenance tips to help you manage your sewer and drain systems this spring. 

Spring Sewer And Drain Maintenance Tips: Problems To Look For

1. Inspect your pipes 

After a long and cold winter, some of the pipes in your home may have experienced deterioration. It is in your best interest to find out if you need to have your pipes repaired earlier rather than later to minimize the amount of money and effort necessary to restore them. 

2. Keep an eye out for indoor leaks in unexpected places 

Leaks can sometimes form in unexpected places, like washing machine hoses and toilet tanks. It’s important to watch for signs of water accumulation in your home so that you can order repairs proactively. Failure to notice a leak can lead to higher water bills and long-term damage to your home. 

3. Look for signs that your pipes may be clogged or damaged 

As you do daily tasks like brushing your teeth, washing dishes, showering, and doing laundry, be observant. Are your drains draining more slowly than usual? Is your water pressure lower than usual? Both of these are signs that your pipes may be clogged or otherwise damaged and that you should consider calling a professional.

4. Keep an eye out for backyard flooding 

If melting snow and springtime showers bring backyard flooding, you may be experiencing a sewage backup. Another clear sign of a sewage backup is a pungent odor coming from a large puddle in your yard. If you are having this problem, contact A&L Cesspool so that we can fix the issue.

Spring Sewer And Drain Maintenance Tips: Actions To Take

1. Pour water down infrequently used drains 

Pour a bucket of water down any infrequently used drains around your property so you can check to make sure these drains are functioning properly and do not have any signs of being clogged.

2. Consider installing mesh strainers over your main drains 

Installing mesh strainers over important drains like your kitchen sink, laundry machine, and bathtubs is helpful because it helps prevent hair, lint, food, and other debris from entering your pipes and creating clogs.

3. Schedule a spring sewer inspection and maintenance appointment with A&L Cesspool 

Spring is the perfect time to schedule annual sewer inspection and maintenance appointments with A&L Cesspool. Regular sewer maintenance is important because it allows professionals to catch sewer and drain problems early before they become major headaches.

Call A&L Cesspool For All Your Sewer And Drain Service Needs

The most important of all of the spring sewer and drain maintenance tips we shared today is to call A&L Cesspool for all of your sewer and drain service needs. Our experts are trained and experienced in all aspects of sewer and drain maintenance and repairs. If you are having any sewer and drain issues this spring, give us a call so that we can help you solve your issue.