Your guide to outdoor plumbing repair and maintenance

We've helped many customers repair outdoor plumbing in the past year.

Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Outdoor Plumbing Tasks for a Pro
  1. 1. Keep gutters free of debris

    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.

  2. 2. Clear downspouts and drains

    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.

  3. 3. Clean out your sump pump

    Regularly check the area where your septic tank filters the water. Consider having your tank pumped every three to five years to prevent issues.

  4. 4. Reduce your water bill

    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.

  5. 5. Unclog outside drains

    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.

  6. 6. Prevent pipes from bursting in the cold months

    During the winter, hire a professional to keep any exposed pipes insulated to prevent cracks due to ice accumulation.

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