Maintaining your home plumbing can be a daunting task, but if you put little effort on the preventive maintenance you can save water, money, property damage,etc. It can be tough to understand and decide what to do, so we’ve provided this helpful checklist to prevent plumbing disasters both inside and outside of your home.
A regular maintenance inspection by a local plumbing company can save your money by finding the problems before they turn into costly emergencies.This will protect both your home and personal property from extensive damage.
Clear All Your Drains & P-Traps
If you notice that your bathroom drains are performing slower than normal then it’s a sign of clog. Clean the debris and other contaminants from your drains. Try the vinegar and baking soda mix to clear the clog, if there’s no changes then contact a professional. Don’t fail to clean your kitchen sink drain regularly. This is the same for P-traps also.
Clean Your Faucet Aerators
Keep your aerators clean. To maintain it properly, remove and clean your aerators of the calcium buildup. This will lead to decreased water pressure and dangerous spray coming out of the faucet.
Look for Pipe Leakage
Leakages are mostly found in the kitchen sinks or garbage disposals as they are constantly used. Don’t fail to check if there is a sign of water damage or not.
Check Toilet Tanks
Inspect signs of wear on removing the lid off of your toilet tank
Maintain Water Heater
You should flush the water heater each year and hire experts to replace the anode rod. It is recommended to check the temperature and pressure relief valve during the inspection.
Test The Water Pressure
Check water pressure with a water pressure gauge to ensure they are at a level between 40-65 psi.
Call an expert immediately for leakage or plumbing issues or inspection of pipes.
Professional Maintenance Checklists Include,
A professional plumbing company will have a complete maintenance checklist which includes,
- Checking if there are any water damage on the walls or near cupboards
- Inspecting the pipes and plumbing and looking for signs of damage or corrosion
- Checking the toilets to make sure there are no leaks and that they properly flush
- Verify that the faucets in the bathroom, kitchen and other rooms in the house have the proper water pressure
- Checking for potential clogs
- Inspecting the garbage disposal and water heater for damage or leaks
- Doing water pressure test which will detect any small hairline cracks or leaks in the pipes
- Cleaning all the drains
What Does a Plumber Do During a Maintenance Appointment?
They inspect your household’s plumbing system thoroughly and look for any potential problems. If a problem is found, the plumber can provide recommendations for how to fix it.