Your Outdoor Fixtures May Be Begging for Attention

With each season comes a barrage of extreme weather, bugs, and other issues that we’re constantly defending our homes against. Things like extreme heat, ants, rain, flooding, and rodents can present constant headaches and certainly keep us busy.

However, it’s important that while you’re protecting the inside of your home, you don’t forget to care for your outdoor fixtures. Whether it’s plumbing leaks or lighting, keeping the outside of your home healthy is essential for avoiding major issues down the line. If you’re not sure where to start, read on to get some helpful tips for keeping your outdoor fixtures working their best.

Fixture Repair Issues to Keep an Eye Out For

Unfortunately, there are many people that are not aware of what fixture repair problems to watch for. Let’s take a look at some important examples:

  • fixturerepairHoses and outdoor faucets that have been clogged can potentially cause cracks with improper water output
  • Damaged and overflowing septic tanks
  • Pipes damaged or clogged by bird and insect nesting
  • Gutters, drains, and downspouts that are damaged due to poor cleaning
  • Sewer lines that are damaged or otherwise need repair

Regular inspection, repair, and maintenance by an experienced professional can fend off many of the problems mentioned above. When they otherwise go ignored, they can end up costing a pretty penny to fix or replace.

Maintain Your Outdoor Plumbing Regularly

outdoorplumbingMaintaining your outdoor plumbing properly and regularly is not only essential to the overall functionality of your household (damaged sewer lines are no fun for anyone!).

This can also be budget friendly; repairing ignored plumbing once it’s turned into a larger problem can be more expensive. Be sure to schedule ongoing maintenance and inspection with an experienced technician so that you can save yourself the hassle and the cash.

Signs Your Outdoor Fixture Installation is in Need of Repair

When we notice something is wrong with an item in our household, often our response is to try and repair the item before replacing it entirely; however, at times this can do more harm than good, especially if the item is an integral part of your household functioning properly - like your outdoor fixture installation.

Knowing what to look for in plumbing repair and replacement can prove very useful; read the tips below for more information on what can indicate a problem:

  • outdoorfixtureinstallationLow faucet pressure can mean corrosion or rust and indicate a repair is needed right away.
  • When you notice a leaky faucet, be sure to address the problem as soon as possible as it can attract more bugs and rodents with pooled water. You can also incur structural damage.
  • Pay attention to puddles or greener grass around your septic tank area as this can mean your tank has overflowed and requires urgent attention and replacement.
  • When your gutters have cracks, holes, peeling paint, rust, separation from the house, sagging, or broken fasteners they need replacement sooner than later.

It can be easy to miss some of the signs of outdoor plumbing repair that’s needed, but vigilantly checking for signs of repair or replacement needed can save you a larger headache and money spent at a later time.

If you feel you need an assessment, repair, or replacement on any of your outdoor plumbing, don’t hesitate to call Water Heater Medic. Our expert technicians can handle your problems right away!