It’s easy for homeowners to simply not think about their plumbing system until something goes wrong, but with these smart and easy to follow tips, homeowners will be able to spot and stop any minor issues before they turn into major ones.
Check your appliances. Your washing machine and dishwasher are two major culprits that can cause plumbing issues. Inspect the hoses to make sure they are secured and fastened to both the machine and the hot and cold water faucets. Make sure the hose is flexible; if it is stiff or you notice any cracks, replace it immediately.
Inspect for leaks. It is a good idea for homeowners to walk around the property and make sure the visible water supply lines – such as under sinks, behind appliances etc… are in good shape. Warning signs you may need to fix/replace include any oozing around pipe joints, damp spots on the surrounding floor and dripping along the line.
Examine your water heater. Look for signs of water underneath the tanks as this could potentially be a sign of internal corrosion. Also, check around the temperature/pressure relief valve to make sure there is no build up, drips or rust. Finally, make sure you keep an eye on the water temperature and water pressure. If there is too much pressure, it can put stress on your pipes and appliances and cause their lifespan to decrease.
Fix small issues early. Put aside time to replace your leaky faucets and take care of any small problems in a timely manner. This can add up to major savings in terms of preventing any costly repairs down the road.
If you need any assistance in making sure the plumbing system inside your home is running smoothly, call Nebrasky at 800.989.0299.