Whether it’s taking a shower, using the toilet, or doing your laundry,
one of the most important and frequently used parts of your home is your
plumbing system. When an issue occurs in your plumbing, it can cause extreme
inconvenience in your household. Even the most minor problem can be a
telltale sign of major complications to come.
To avoid dealing with plumbing issues in the future, the following are
tips to ensure your system is in working, effective order:
Understand how your plumbing system functions. In order to properly maintain your home plumbing, you must know exactly
where your pipes are located. Stud sensors which can detect pipes are
found at most hardware stores. Another important thing is to know where
the shut-off valve for your plumbing is and how to use it when an emergency
occurs that requires you to turn off your water supply immediately.
Inspect your home for leaks. Leaks can be an indication of bigger problems in the future. Also, leaks
can cause an ample amount of water to be wasted, as well as dollars. The
best way to check for leaks is to locate your water meter, check the number
prior to calling it a night when everyone is finished using the water
for the day, and then check it again the following morning before anyone
uses any water. If the number is higher in the morning, a leak can be
a plausible explanation.
drains. Have your sewage or storm drains inspected and cleaned by a professional
at least once a year or after a heavy storm. A malfunction can result
in costly repairs and even full-on replacement.
hot water tank in good condition. Check your hot water tank once every six months to make sure it’s
running at peak efficiency. The typical lifespan of hot water tanks are
about 12 years. However, they may experience leakers or other issues prior
to their expiration date.
Understand when to leave it to the professionals. When a simple plumbing job turns into a complicated mess, it’s time
to have a licensed plumber take a look and fix the situation, returning
comfort to your home.
For more information about how we can help fix your plumbing problem,
contact Smith’s Plumbing Services today!