How do you stop small plumbing issues from getting huge, messy, costly issues? You do weekly plumbing maintenance.
It is recommended to ensure that your plumbing runs smoothly. Checking your plumbing pipes once a week can help you spot problems early. This way, you’ll be able to prevent small problems from becoming huge, costly ones. The following are tips you can do on a weekly basis.
Our weekly checklist:
- Turn on each water faucet in your home. The water shouldn’t be coming out of the handles or valves.
- Check for leaks. Look under the sinks for signs of moisture, such as puddles of water, watermarks, a musty smell and mold growth.
- Test all sink and shower drains for speed or drainage. If any bubbles appear while water drains, it is usually a sign of a slow drain. All drains should have a full swirl while the water goes down.
- Ensure you clean your lint traps on your washing machine.
- Check your water heater.
Did you know? Small leaks can waste up to 1 trillion gallons of water a year nationwide. Leak detection isn’t too difficult if you know some of the most common places where leaks occur in your home’s plumbing system.
Common leak problem areas:
- Drippy showerheads.
- Pipe valves.
- Worn toilet flappers.
- Loose pipe fittings.
All these are easily fixed by replacing fixtures. They usually don’t cost much, but they prevent expensive water bills over time. Maintaining your plumbing system can save you headaches and money.
Call Sabtech Plumbing & Drainage if your weekly maintenance has uncovered something big!
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