Plumbing Tips for Homeowners
Tips for Homeowners
Not every plumbing problem is preventable, but there are ways you can protect yourself and extend the quality and life of your home’s plumbing system. The tips below will help you get started!
1. BE A LEAK BUSTER.
Leaks are a double threat: they cause damage to faucets and fixtures, and the water lost will show up in your bill. Fix leaks promptly, and actively check your pipes for hidden links, like any under your kitchen sink.
2. STRAIN YOUR DRAIN!
Placing a strainer over bathroom drains will prevent hair and other things from forming clogs.
3. PROTECT YOUR PIPES
Frozen pipes can cause lots of problems and require professional help, so make sure you take the proper precautions to winterize yours. And remember: outdoor pipes aren’t the only ones at risk for freezing! It can happen in unheated indoor spaces as well, like garages and attics.
4. INSPECT AND MAINTAIN YOUR APPLIANCES
Be sure to keep an eye on the many appliances that are connected to your home’s pipes—washers, dryers, sinks, showers, water heaters, and more are all sources for leaks and other problems. By inspecting them regularly and repairing them as needed, you can avoid the need for more costly measures in the future!
5. INSTALL A NEUTRALIZER
Acidic water can do costly damage to your plumbing system, making a neutralizer a very worthwhile investment. To learn more, view this fact sheet, or give us a call!
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