Owning your first home is an exciting experience. Many first time home owners aren’t prepared for the kind of upkeep and maintenance that a property requires. When faced with a serious plumbing problem, many first time home owners aren’t prepared with how to respond. Here are a few plumbing tips for first time home owners to help make the transition into your new home as smooth as possible.
How To Manage Your Major Appliances
Major appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines are great conveniences in any household. In order to make sure they work as smoothly as possible and don’t cause any accidents in your home, it’s important for you to understand how these appliances connect to your home’s plumbing system. Making sure that your appliances are properly installed and connected to your plumbing system will prevent problems such as leaks and flooding from occurring in your home.
Drain Maintenance and Care
Keeping your drains well maintained is the best way to prevent backups and clogs for disrupting your plumbing. Don’t toss heavy materials like animal byproducts, solids, oils and fats down the sink—these materials may clog your drain or cause damage to your pipes, leading to breakdowns and leaks. Using a strainer in your drain is a good way to prevent harmful materials from accidentally sliding down your sink and cause issues.
Your plumbing system may require seasonal maintenance to ensure that everything runs smoothly during a major change of weather. As it starts to get colder, make sure your home’s heating system is in good working condition. If your home gets too cold during the winter, the water in your pipes may freeze and burst your plumbing system, causing severe leakage and even flooding. During the summer, growing tree roots can crawl into cracks in your plumbing system, so it’s important to have your pipes inspected in the spring to prevent such intrusions.
First-time home ownership can sometimes be daunting, but with the right care and maintenance it’s easy to turn your home into a pleasant and comfortable place to live. For expert plumbing advice and professional plumbing maintenance and repair, trust the experienced team at ClearView Plumbing. For more information about our comprehensive plumbing services, contact us today.