The best way to avoid a potential disaster in your home’s plumbing system is to perform routine maintenance. Having one of our licensed plumbers inspect your home can help prevent you from having a serious headache in the future.
The biggest mistake most homeowners make is not keeping up with routine maintenance on their plumbing system. Unfortunately, most people don’t even think about plumbing maintenance until it is too late.
Performing routine maintenance is the best way to get ahead of a potential disaster. Here are a few areas that you can keep an eye on yourself to identify any potential problems before they become major ones.
What could go wrong?
There are a number of hidden problems that could be lurking in and around your pipes that, although you cannot see, could cause big problems if not properly treated. The most common problems include:
- Pipe leaks
- Slowly draining sinks and bathtubs
- Cracked or loose toilet fittings
- Water heater leaks, corrosion, and sediment buildup
- Main sewer line obstructions
- Blockages or leaks in washing machines and sump pumps
Keep an eye (and ear) out for warning signs!
There are a number of tell-tale signs that you might have an issue with your home’s plumbing that are easy to identify. If you encounter any of these issues, it is in your best interest to further investigate what might be causing them.
Weakening water pressure: If you are noticing a difference in water pressure, it could be due to a clog or mineral buildup in your shower head or faucet. You can easily unscrew the nozzle to check for sediment or buildup.
Low water pressure could also mean a serious issue with a cracked or damaged water pipe. Regularly check any exposed plumbing for puddles or discoloration.
Slow drains: If your tub or sink is draining slowly, that is most likely the sign of a blockage or clog. Check your drain traps and clear out any buildup. If that doesn’t do the trick, a further assessment might be necessary.
Check the floor: Inspect the floor around your shower, sinks, and any other water pipes for loose tiles or warped flooring. If you find loose tiles or a warping, it could be from water leaking beneath the flooring or in the wall.
Have your home’s plumbing system inspected.
The best way to prevent a plumbing problem before it starts is to have your home inspected by one of our licensed plumbers annually. We are your first line of defense when it comes to preserving the integrity of plumbing system.
Remember, annual inspections are covered for all members of our Diamond Club! To schedule your home’s annual inspection, or to find out more about our Diamond Club, give us a call today!