February 2016

Following Spring Plumbing Tips Can Help Avoid a Costly Fix

by raleigh plumbers on February 22, 2016

As the colder weather here in the Triangle area starts to secede and give way to the warmer temperatures of a new season, the trusted Raleigh NC plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing want to remind you that there are many things to remember as you check around the house and look for possible repairs that may need to be done as part of our Spring Plumbing Tips.

By simply going through your bathroom, kitchen, appliances, and plumbing equipment in your home’s common areas and following these Spring Plumbing Tips early on in the season, you can avoid or at least lessen the likelihood of major and potentially costly repairs.

With the increase in rainfall that we are already experiencing one thing you for sure want to check up on is that all drains, gutters and downspouts are clear of any debris. Likewise, on top of the list of Spring Plumbing Tips and check points should be to make sure all vents and plumbing pipes are clear as they could be hindered or clogged from leaves, sticks, bird nests, or a host of other items after the winter “thaw out.”

Spring Plumbing Tips

Another very important item on your Spring Plumbing Tips checklist should be checking your hose bib. First look at the faucet to be sure there are no leaks. This is a somewhat common problem after the colder months when a hose has been attached to the hose bib for the entire winter. If it was hooked up for the winter, it could have lead to the water supply pipe freezing at some point and this in turn may have seen the pipe expand and crack. If you do discover this is the case, call your trusted Raleigh NC plumbers at Poole’s and have the pipe replaced before major water damage can occur.

Keeping your plubming system safe should be a top priority during any of the four seasons, but the most important Spring Plumbing Tip you can follow as the winter cold turns to the warmer months is to make sure your sump pump is ready to endure some hard work in the upcoming season. Checking this is as simple as pouring a few buckets of water into the sump pit for starters. It should then start up with in a few seconds and then after the water flows, it should turn itself off automatically. If this does not occur once again, you should contact the professionals at Poole’s Plumbing to come and see your sump pump first hand before it burns out completely and once again requires a much more costly remedy.

Taking just a little time to go through and around the house to check on these items and follow up on each of these Spring Plumbing Tips as the cold air begins to warm with the change of the season could be the difference between major plumbing issues and water damage at your home, not to mention some unnecessary damage to your wallet. In part two of our Spring Plumbing Tips, we will discuss some other simple ways around the house to conserve heading into the Spring.

One of the most trusted names in plumbing products for decades whose products can be installed for you by the number one name in Raleigh NC plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing is debuting several new, stylish American Standard Kitchen Faucets in the early Spring of 2016.

Detailed in a press release following the event, the new Edgewater Collection of American Standard Kitchen Sinks is “an intriguing blend of sleek, geometric styling and impressive functionality.” These “pull-down” American Standard Kitchen Faucets .offer much more than just a sleek and attractive look, but also can help accomplish any kitchen clean up tasks and then some, with 4-function sprayer and “plus-pause” feature.

American Standard Kitchen FaucetsUtilizing these new American Standard Kitchen Faucets in a clean up effort after cooking and preparation is a snap, thanks to the brand’s exclusive “SelectFlo patented spray technology.” According to the American Standard website, this makes so “users can efficiently manage any kitchen sink task by simply toggling down into spray mode and rotating the dial to select the desired spray pattern.”

The following are the different spray patterns offered on each of the Edgewater American Standard Kitchen Faucets:

  • Jet spray to power through tough cleaning jobs
  • Mist for gentle soaking and rinsing
  • Stream to fill large pots quickly
  • Spray for everyday rinsing
  • Plus a Pause feature that is useful when filling a container not in the sink.

There is also a scrub brush attachment for each and the unique “two-brand” docking system features, “Re-Trax,” giving you spray head retraction and easier operation, and “Dock-Tite, which keeps the pull-down spray head secured to the spout.

American Standard Kitchen FaucetsIn addition to the stylish look, and these great features, the Edgewater collection of American Standard Kitchen Faucets also help to conserve water as well. Explaining this on their website, it is noted, “They deliver a water-saving 1.5 gallon per minute (gpm) flow rate, which is more than a 30 percent reduction over the volume used by industry-standard 2.2 gpm kitchen faucets.”

The most trusted name in Raleigh NC plumbing, Poole’s Plumbing can install these and any of the other great American Standard products. To contact Poole’s go to www.poolesplumbing.com .