Preventing Plumbing Emergencies

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Tips on How to Prevent Common Plumbing Emergencies

 
Did you know that you can save a lot of money on plumbing emergency by performing some basic inspection on your home’s plumbing system? It’s true! Regular maintenance will save many a homeowner from those dreaded service call rates of an emergency plumber.

Whether it’s leaky faucets, flooded basements or bathrooms, or busted pipes, there are many things you can do to keep these plumbing disasters at bay.

Topics on this page:
Tips on How to Prevent Common Plumbing Emergencies
Maintaining Your Plumbing System
Water Leaks
Septic Tanks
Water Heaters
Shut-Off Valves for Water and Gas

Maintaining Your Plumbing System

A little prevention will save you lots of plumbing headaches! Plumbing is one of those things that homeowners can expect to go wrong at some point. But if basic maintenance and inspections are in place, plumbing disasters can be avoided, saving thousands of dollars.

Water Leaks

It’s easy to inspect your home for potential water leaks that can cause water bills to soar. Start by looking around your home and checking for leaky or dripping faucets. You should also check for condensation around pipes or appliances. Catching a water leak early can prevent a major flooding emergency which can cause mold and structural damage.

Septic Tanks

Nobody likes to think about septic tanks, but keeping it running smoothly is paramount. There’s nothing worse than a flooded septic tank, and it can cost thousands in repair bills, not to mention the clean-up. Defects in the system or even severe storms can cause a septic tank disaster, so regular maintenance is critical. Battery-operated backup pumps are a good idea, as well as having your septic tank inspected yearly by a professional master plumber.

Water Heaters

Changes in water pressure can be an indicator of something going wrong in your plumbing system. You can usually detect these changes in showerheads, toilets, and faucets. It may be due to a buildup of sediment in the pipes, or something more serious like a water line that has been damaged. Repairing these issues BEFORE they become an emergency will save you a lot of money!

Shut-Off Valves for Water and Gas

All homeowners need to know where the shut-off valve is for the main water line! Don’t stop by knowing where it is— learn how to operate it quickly! It’s important also to turn the water heater off in the event you need to shut the main water valve off.

You can’t always prevent plumbing disasters, but with a little know-how and regular inspections and maintenance, you can definitely decrease the odds of it happening to you! Always hire a qualified professional plumber to carry out these crucial inspections.

For more information on how to prevent plumbing emergencies, call us today!

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