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In heavy spring downpours, your sump pump can keep your basement from flooding. Pour a few buckets of water into the sump pit and make sure it turns on, runs for a couple minutes, then turns off. If it doesn’t turn on, keeps running, or makes strange noises, call a plumber since it may need to be replaced.
You could reduce your water bill by fixing these. Check your faucets and around the base of your toilet for signs of water. To see if there’s a leak in your toilet tank, add several drops of food coloring to the tank. If it’s leaking, you’ll see color in the bowl within the hour.
Check outdoor faucets and hose bibs to make sure the water flows freely. If the faucet drips or you notice leakage inside your home, it may be the result of a frozen pipe over winter. Have this replaced or repaired to prevent damage.
Make sure yard drains, gutters and downspouts are cleaned out, open, and free of debris to prevent too much water from pooling around your house and in your yard.
If you notice leaking faucets or toilets, a broken sump pump, or see standing water in your yard after a heavy rain, give us a call. It’s always a good idea to address plumbing concerns before they get too serious and cause damage to your home. We love to keep families in Middletown happy, so give us a call today!