When your plumbing is working the way it’s supposed to, you probably don’t give it a second thought. However, getting in some habits involving checking and maintaining your plumbing system is good to have because they can save you from a lot of headaches later. A little care can go a long way in saving you money and saving you from water damage later, and these are all very simple things to do!
Some habits you should get into include:
1. Know Your Water Shutoff Valve
Perhaps the number one thing you and your household need to know about your plumbing is where the main water shutoff valve is located in your home. You may know where it is, but it is imperative that every member of the household can locate it as well, and locate it quickly. If there is a burst pipe, water overflow, or a sudden leak, shutting off the water can save your Littleton home from more extensive damage.
2. Just Take a Look Around
This is the simplest step you can take in plumbing maintenance, but it can make all the difference. Go around to each bathroom in the house and flush a toilet and make sure everything goes down normally and that there are no funny sounds. Check the back of the washing machine and make sure the hoses are in good shape. Even a quick glance around each room for signs of water damage can pinpoint small leaks that may otherwise go unnoticed.
3. Clean Out Drains
A great habit to get into is to, once a month, clean out your drains. A drain snake or even a wet or dry vacuum can help get hair, debris, and other nasty things that clog drains. If not cleaned out regularly, little things can add up fast, leading to less-than-ideal drainage and then more severe problems along the way.
Whether it’s routine maintenance, or a plumbing emergency, the expert team at Efficient Plumbing will have you covered. Contact us today for all your plumbing needs.