Springtime in New Jersey is great, and at the same time, can bring in a slew of problems that most homeowners don’t usually consider,.  This is especially true when it comes to plumbing problem prevention! Say that one three times really fast!

Our first tip is to check your sump pump and make sure it’s in working order.  If it’s not or if you aren’t sure, don’t get too frazzled.  This is a source of problems like sewage backup and flooding inside your home.  This isn’t the type of inspection most people can really do themselves the right way, and we recommend calling your friends here at 1st Choice Plumbing to come out and do this for you.

Secondly, check your faucets for leaks or any other damage or problems.   If you don’t have any leaks anywhere and your water pressure seems normal, then you;re all good in this area.  If there’s a problem, give us a call.

Another tip is to check out your drains, both indoors and outdoors, and make sure none of them seem slow or even completely clogged.  If you have a slow drain, use a hand-crank snake you can find at any hardware store for around $25 or less, and get whatever is starting to get stuck down the drain line removed now before you end up with a huge problem down the road.

Finally, take a close look at your water heater and make sure there are no leaks.  There should be no water at all around the immediate area of your water heater. If there is, then find the source of the leak and determine if it’s something you can fix yourself or opt to call us and we’ll have a service professional who knows what they’re doing get it taken care of for you.