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Common Spring Plumbing Needs

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With the start of a new season, it’s a great time to take a good look at plumbing and see if there are any areas that need to be addressed. Right around this season, it’s important to spring into action and take care of common plumbing problems that might have laid dormant during the winter. Spring has it’s own unique set of plumbing issues to address and this article will help you learn what they are.

Check Your System for Leaks

leaking pipesAfter winter thaws out, many people will discover leaks in their pipes that they didn’t know about. During winter-time freezes, pipes expand and crack. If the weather stays in the freezing range, you might not notice you have a leak until the freeze of winter is over.

Once the weather starts to thaw, you might notice a leak in your pipe in numerous ways. You might hear dripping, experience lower water pressure, or notice a sharp incline in your water bills. Leaks can happen for a variety of reasons throughout the year, but springtime is a common season to notice them.

When you have a plumber come and inspect a leak, they will run a diagnostic test to determine the location and extent of your leak. You could have more than one pipe leaking and if you do, a plumber will discover the sources. They will then recommend the best solution to fix your leaking pipe and get your water flowing again. You might need to replace a section of the pipe or the entire thing if necessary.

How to Prevent Flooding


Flooding is a serious issue, especially in areas where pipes are present in basements and crawlspaces. For these areas, a sump pump is a necessity to remove the water from the area and distribute it back outside.

Sump pumps work by funneling water that is accumulating beneath your house into a pit that is equipped with a pump to remove the water.

It pumps the excess water outside through a discharge pipe away from your house anywhere from ten to thirty feet away. By using a sump pump, you’re ensuring that water built up will not flood out the basement or crawlspace of your house. If you ever have a pipe burst, the sump pump will also help clear water out of the basement so you can get it dry faster.

Many Drains Are More Prone to Clogging!

clogged drainsDrain pipes can easily get clogged, and spring is a prime time when this happens. Drains can get clogged for a variety of reasons. It might be surprising, but tree roots are a frequent cause of clogged pipes. When trees grow, their roots expand and search out sources of water.

When they encounter pipes, they’ll search for a crack and slowly wedge their way into the pipe. If caught early enough, the pipe can be cleared out. When not caught, however, tree roots can completely clog a pipe to the point where no water gets through and you’ll need to replace the entire pipe.

For issues such as tree root clogs and other heavy-duty clogs, plumbers will use a tool called a hydro jet. Hydro jetting occurs when high-pressure water is put through your pipes with the use of a special tool. The pressure is so significant that it can punch through large debris and tree roots with little trouble.

As the debris is broken up, it is then forced down through the pipes and out into the larger pipes of the sewer system. Hydro jetting clears clogged drains and gets them working in short order. It’s always a good idea to have your outdoor drains inspected and serviced annually to avoid those emergency plumbing issues down the line.

Experienced, Trusted Plumbers

RupCoe Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning proudly serves plumbing services in South Plainfield, NJ. They also provide results for all their heating and air conditioning needs. They are family owned and operated, offer a satisfaction guarantee, fast turnarounds, and upfront pricing.

The RupCoe Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning team is always available for drain repair, plumbing maintenance and installation, air conditioning servicing, and even heating needs!