Ask an outdoor plumbing pro to check your gutter system regularly, especially during the spring stormy months and in autumn when the leaves begin to fall.
A pro will check your drains and any other associated items, like rain barrels, each time he or she checks your gutters. A contractor will also remove debris from window wells.
Regularly check the area where your septic tank filters the water. Consider having your tank pumped every three to five years to prevent issues.
Make a point each season to have a plumbing professional examine your outdoor water spigots for leaks and damage. Even a slow leak can mean big trouble for your water bill.
If you have an outdoor shower, you may find that the drain clogs more quickly than inside drains because of the debris that blows into it. Check for a clogged drain at least once a month.
During the winter, hire a professional to keep any exposed pipes insulated to prevent cracks due to ice accumulation.
Homeowner’s Checklist: 35 Annual To-Dos
Here’s a list to help you navigate what needs to be done when.
Why You May Need a Water Damage Expert
Water damage can happen fast and it can be dramatic.
Set up a yearly maintenance schedule for your outdoor upkeep.
Summer is the best time of year to check up on your outdoor plumbing.