Plumbing is the #1 system that is used with the most frequency within the home. It is responsible for providing water for showers, laundry, dishes and drinking water. As a homeowner, you want to be confident that your plumbing is in good working order. Consider the following top three tips to help you maintain your homes plumbing system.
Before you get started with the helpful tips, you will first want to familiarize yourself with the plumbing. Learn where the pipes are hidden and where shut-off valve for your plumbing is located. It is essential that you know this information in case of an emergency. An excellent tip to locating piping is by using stud sensors that you can purchase at your local home repair store.
- Maintain the Hot Water Heater – The hot water heater or tank is a key tool to providing hot water to your home. Hot water tanks generally have a life span of about 12 years. If your hot water tank is nearing that age or expired, you should contact a plumber to have a new one installed.
- Check for Water Leaks – A small water leak can grow into a huge and expensive problem. It is wise to check for leaks throughout your home on a regular basis. Dripping faucets can be fixed easily with a quick DIY project because most leaks can be repaired quickly by replacing the washer. A convenient way to check for leaks is to gauge the water meter. In the evening when everyone in your household is done showering and using water, check the meter. You will need to write down the number on the meter and inform everyone in the house not to use the water during the night. First thing in the morning before anyone has the chance to use the water, go check the number on the meter again. If the number increases there is a possibility there is a leak within your plumbing system.
- Maintain the Drains – Sewage and storm drains need to be cleaned on an annual basis to prevent issues. If sewage and storm drains are neglected the malfunction and damage can become extremely expensive for the homeowner. Some issues often lead to excavation or replacement which causes stress and high costs.
Maintain your home’s plumbing by checking for leaks on a regular basis, plus maintain the hot water heater and drains. It is best to prevent problems from arising instead of hoping they will never happen. Spending just one day without plumbing is almost unbearable for most families. Imagine if a serious issue happens and you are left with no water for days or weeks. Take action today and conduct an inspection or contact a plumber for assistance.
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