Just like your roof, you may not give your home’s plumbing system as much as attention as it needs, mainly because it’s so easy to overlook both your roof and your plumbing system. With both, however, it’s best to take the preventative approach to head off an expensive and extensive disaster well before it happens. Learn how to take proper care of your plumbing system to keep water swirling down the drains rather than bubbling back up into your sink or toilet.
Have a care for what goes down your toilet. Only toilet paper should go down the toilet, and even then you want to make sure there isn’t too much paper going down the drain at one time.
It’s a good idea to examine your faucet, showerhead and any other fixtures you have. Regular inspections go a long way in preventing leaks and having an explanation for those grossly inflated water bills. The smallest of leaks or plumbing issues can lead to some serious leaks in your finances.
Should your pipes ever burst or your appliances ever overflow with water, you’ll need to shut off your water supply. It’s best to know where your main water shutoff valve is located and how to shut it off before a water disaster. Usually, the valve is located near the water meter in your front yard. Once you’ve found it, be sure to test it to make sure it’s in working order.
Sediment gradually builds up in your water heater tank, making it essential that you drain it once a year to prevent unnecessary problems. Before completing this task, shut off either your heater’s cold water valve, the electricity or your gas. While your tank is draining, check it for common issues, such as drips.
Extend the life of your plumbing system and reduce unnecessary spending with proper plumbing maintenance.
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