6 Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Your Home

6 Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Your Home

The problem with home plumbing problems is that it has a way of sneaking up on you quick and most likely at the wrong times. But in all seriousness, does a plumbing problem ever come at a good time? Here are a few simple tips to help you in the time of a plumbing crisis.
1. Keep an eye out for water leaks
What you may think to be a small leak can lead to a bigger problem. It’s always safe to be alert for signs that could mean that trouble is on its way. Rocking toilets, damp cabinets, leaking faucets, and dripping refrigerators are just a few symptoms that require you to act fast!

2. Repair problems early
Let’s be on honest, leaking faucets are just plain annoying. They put wear on your fixtures and encourage mold and mildew.
3. Know how to respond to overflows
When you have gushing waster from the toilet, sink, or anywhere else, you’ll need a quick shut off. Make sure you know how to locate your home’s main shut-off valve for the water supply and if you don’t have your plumber show you all the essential valves you may need to know.
4. Shutting off appliances
And while you’re at it you should learn how to shut off the water to individual toilets, sinks, washing machines, and any other waster using appliance. Knowing how to shut off your water will take some of the stings out of the cleanup afterward and even prevent potential damage.
5. Know your pipe material
It’s always best to know what material was used when your pipes were constructed. If your house was built before 1970, your pipes could have pipes that could eventually rust and corrode. This could also cause the water pressure to drop, in this case, you’ll need a plumber to replace them.
6. Learn how to tackle small problems
Although you may be able to tackle small plumbing problems with a plunger, sewer snake, and pipe wrench, sometimes it is just best to call a plumber who can quickly and efficiently carry out the job. Sometimes DIY plumbing can turn into a disaster. So, save yourself the trouble and just put your plumbing issues into the hands of a master plumber. At Mike’s Plumbing and Heating, we strive to provide impeccable service and fix your problem in a timely fashion. So, if you have a leaking toilet, drain clog, in need of a new hot water heater, or any other plumbing repair, then Mike’s Plumbing is the team for you! Give us a call today!
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