As you know, Plumbing is one of the most expensive types
of repairs/services in a house. The following shows a
list of top 10 tips for taking care of your plumbing:
You should know the Location of (and how to shut
off) your main water shut off valve to the
house. This is very helpful in emergency situations
example, in case of in-home flooding
or major leaks).
When going on vacation make sure to shut off
water to the whole house.
This could prevent potential
flooding from any leaks that may occur while you are
Once a year, drain your water heater.
which will help to prevent premature
Testing the water pressure to your home will identify
any problems with
the "pressure reducing valve"
You can check the
pressure yourself with a gauge
purchased at a local home improvement store.
Many types of clogs can be avoided
by using common
Do not pour grease down the kitchen sink,
not wash coffee grounds down the sink. Use chemical
cleaners only when necessary.
Do not flush larger
such as feminine hygiene products down the toilet.
Thousands of people are scalded by tap water
year. The Gas Appliance
the full-on hot water temperature
faucet be set between 120°
and 125° F.
Use cold water when the disposal
can clean your disposal by grinding ice cubes.
your disposal needs a little freshening,
lemon peels. Of course, you should read your maintenance
Insulate those pipes before it gets cold! When
temperatures are at or below freezing, running a steady
drop of hot and cold water from your faucet's
keep your pipes from freezing.
Make sure that vents (ventilating fans) are installed in
your kitchen and baths. These rooms can produce a lot of
moisture. Ventilating fans are great, but will be of no
use if they are not turned on.
Always make sure that the person working on your
plumbing is licensed.
You can request to see his plumber's
Always get the price for the repair in writing before
they begin the job.