Most of us don’t think twice about the plumbing in our households until it becomes a problem. Maintaining your home’s plumbing is essential to keeping the clean water flowing in and carrying your home’s waste out. Plumbing issues can quickly escalate, causing unsightly damage and potentially costly repairs. However, with routine maintenance and inspection, you can conserve water, save on energy bills, and avoid unnecessary expenses.
Take A Look Around
The next time you’re in your basement, or just grabbing something from under the sink take a quick look around. Undetected leaks under a sink or in a wall allow moisture to collection, which can lead to wood rot, corrode pipes, and foster the growth of hazardous mold and mildew. Scan for any drips, watermarks, condensation on pipes, or traces of mold. Small plumbing issues can quickly escalate. Repairing the long-term damage caused by even a small leak adds up quickly.
Keep It Flowing
The pipes and drains to your home adequately remove waste water out of your residence. One of the most common problems homeowners face are clogged or slow drains, but with awareness and preventive maintenance you can increase the longevity of your system:
- Installing screens over your drains can be a quick preventive measure to keep hair, pet fur, and other undesirable debris from creating a blockage.
- Never dump grease, oils, butters or fats down your drains as they can build up on the inside of your pipes over time.
- Your toilet is not a trash can. It is designed for waste and waste paper removal, anything else should be disposed of in a proper manner.
Signs Of Plumbing Issues
There are numerous signs that you may have a plumbing issue. Do your pipes make noise? Are you getting low water pressure in your shower or faucet? Are you starting to see bubbles appear while the water drains? Is your sink backing up when running your dishwasher? Does your hot water have an unpleasant odor? These could all be early signs of larger problems.
Don’t wait for a small problem to become a big one. The Plumber offers a variety of plumbing maintenance and repair services to ensure your home is ready for any weather. Contact us today or call (716) 894-4382 to schedule your next service.