3 Essential Plumbing Maintenance Tips To Prevent Costly Repairs


Like many things in your home, plumbing needs to have maintenance done regularly. Some of the things that need to be done include replacing parts like seals and gaskets on fixtures, inspecting water heaters and boilers or repairing a leaking toilet. When maintenance is done to plumbing regularly, you could save yourself from costly repairs. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips that will help you avoid costly repairs:

1. Safety and Efficiency with Regular Water Heater or Boiler Maintenance

The most hazardous part of modern home plumbing systems are the water heaters and boilers. These mechanical systems are used to provide hot water and heating to your home and require regular maintenance to ensure that they are safe. It is important to do a regular inspection of your water heater or boiler and maintenance like flushing out mineral buildup in tanks. You may want to contact a professional contractor to help with servicing these mechanical systems at least once a year. If you use a boiler for hot water and heating, it is a good idea to have it serviced in late fall before cold weather arrives.

2. Repairing Small Leaks and Common Plumbing Problems That Cause Water Damage

There are many areas in your home where you may develop small leaks that need repair. Some of these problems are due to common wear of seals and gaskets of plumbing systems. It is a good idea to keep an assortment of gaskets and rubber washers that you may need to repair some of these common plumbing problems. When doing maintenance to your plumbing, inspect areas beneath sinks and around plumbing fixtures for signs of moisture. The presence of moisture is a good indicator that there is something that needs to be repaired.

3. Stay Safe from Flooding with Backflow Prevention Devices and Sump Pump Maintenance

In some homes, there is a risk of flooding and special plumbing maintenance needs for lower areas, such as in a basement. If your home has a sump pump, which is common in a basement, it needs to be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure it is working properly. Regularly turn the pump off and check that parts move freely and remove any debris that can cause damage to the pump. Also, you want to make sure that backflow prevention devices are installed in the lower plumbing installations. Drain cleaning services can help with the maintenance needed in these areas of your home.

With good routine maintenance, your plumbing will be more efficient and need fewer costly repairs. Contact a plumbing contractor to help with maintenance, repairs, and improvements that need to be done in your home.  


10 November 2017

Understanding Plumbing Components

Hello, my name is Yvonne Michaels. Welcome to my website about plumbing components. Plumbing systems of all kinds use interconnected components to bring fresh water in and waste water out of the building. By clearly understanding the plumbing components used in your commercial or residential building, you can ensure your systems remain in great operational condition for years to come. On this site, I will help you learn all about plumbing components for every system imaginable. I hope to inspire you to learn about these components and understand how they operate to keep your plumbing system in great shape. Thanks for coming by.