Tips for Maintaining Your Water Line

Tips for Maintaining Your Water Line

Your water line is the most important component of your home’s plumbing system. It brings in all the water that your home uses, and if it is in bad shape, it can affect the rest of your home considerably. A little bit of maintenance can go a long ways towards keeping your home’s plumbing working efficiently.

Preventative Maintenance

Scheduling regular preventative maintenance can help protect your home from plumbing emergencies. Contact a trusted plumber to perform a video inspection of your water line and look for issues such as cracks or leaks. Regular inspections can help you catch problems early, and save your thousands in repairs. Have your water line inspected every year.

Perform Needed Repairs Quickly

If an inspection uncovers damage, it is important to perform repairs quickly, to prevent the damage from growing worse. You may see other signs of trouble in between inspections, which can indicate that your waterline is in trouble. Puddles mysteriously forming in your yard can indicate a leak. A leaking water line will allow water to bubble up to the surface forming a puddle. If your water pressure drops in your home, your water line may not be carrying enough water to the rest of your plumbing system. It can be blocked or ruptured, allowing water pressure to drop. If the problem is only in one room, floor, or area of your home, it is likely the problem is in the plumbing itself, and not the water line.

Locate Your Main Shut-Off

The main shut-off valve will allow you to turn off the water to your home. In the event of a plumbing emergency, seconds count, so knowing where your main shut-off valve is can save your home from further damage. Ensure your shut-off valve is in working condition. If not, contact a plumber to correct the problem.

Smith’s Plumbing Service has been serving Tennessee for over 10 years. We are well versed in any plumbing issue, and can help with your residential or commercial plumbing projects. Contact our Bartlett plumbers today by calling (901) 290-1110.

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