Plumbing has been causing homeowners headaches since Ancient Romans first introduced it into their homes. The complex systems nowadays function on the same principles as their older ancestors, but come with a lot more spare parts and sophisticated mechanisms that untrained people can’t (and shouldn’t even try) to fix. There are still some tips and tricks that you can do yourself that will help keep your home healthy, though. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips that every homeowner should know.
This one is the most obvious, but it still needs to go first. With plumbing systems even small issues can turn into big problems quickly. Always be on the lookout for warning signs, and you can help keep the plumber away. Some clear signs are leaky faucets, signs of dampness in the walls, broken toilets, frequent puddles of water, and low water pressure. Don’t let them go too long.
Jump on things early
One thing that many of our customers don’t realize is that the longer they wait the worse that problems get. One plumbing maintenance tip that all homeowners have to follow is that they need to nip problems in the butt before they start. Not only will the issue get worse, it could spawn other problems, too. For example, dampness from leaks could encourage mold growth, which comes with a whole new set of issues.
Find your shutoff valve
Knowing where the shutoff valve is will help you stay safe and save a lot of money in case of an emergency. If there is a pipe break or a water-using appliance is going haywire, then knowing how to cut the water supply off will keep the rest of your home safe from water damage. This will save you a lot of money when it comes to cleaning up water damage.
Keeping your home’s plumbing safe from emergencies will help you save money and a lot of headaches. These plumbing maintenance tips are not only simple, they are effective. Of course, the bigger issues should be left to the professional plumbers at ClearView, but knowing a thing or two about your home’s plumbing system can go a long way.