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The weather is getting warmer, trees are budding and birds are singing. If you think the winter weather is hard on your skin and hair, consider what it does to your home! Your plumbing in particular, takes a beating with below freezing temperatures coming up against indoor heating. After a chilly winter in Hamilton, spring is the perfect time to clean your home and get a little maintenance work done on your plumbing. Pitton Plumbing offers friendly, reliable and experienced plumbers in Oakville, Hamilton and Burlington to keep your home’s plumbing in top shape for the entire year.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Plumbing

Incorporate the following tips into your spring plumbing maintenance cleaning routine and enjoy having your entire home clean and functioning for the warm weather:

  • Kitchen – Check for drips at your kitchen faucets and repair them to save water. Ensure your sinks all have strainers to keep debris from entering and clogging the pipes.

  • Bathrooms – Test your toilet for leaks by adding 6 drops of food colouring to the tank. If it is leaking, you will see the colour in the bowl within half an hour. Check how your toilets are flushing as well. If they take some extra finessing or need to be held down longer, it may be time to replace parts and save money on your water bill. Cleaning mineral deposits from your shower head will also give you a fresher shower with better water pressure.

  • Appliances – Ensure your water heater temperature is not set higher than 120 degrees. Check the date it was made by reading the first four serial numbers, which represent the month and year of manufacturing. If it has been longer than 15 years, it is time to get a new one. Pitton Plumbing has plenty of experience replacing hot water heaters for Hamilton and surrounding area residents.

  • Other – Test your sump pump by pouring water into the sump pit. This should turn on the pump and be emptied before turning off. Take a moment to inspect exposed pipes inside your basement and in vulnerable areas like the garage, attic and outside your home. If winter got the best of them, contact a plumber in Hamilton or your residing city to repair it.

If you live in Hamilton, Burlington or Oakville and want a thorough maintenance check or specific repairs on your home’s plumbing system, call the experts at Pitton Plumbing. Our years of experience, friendly staff and dedication to providing fast and comprehensive plumbing services to Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas make us the perfect choice for spring cleaning your home’s plumbing. We can handle everything from toilet installation to leaky pipe repairs. Request a quote by contacting us online or give us a call to book an appointment today at 1-800-499-4184.


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