Plumbing problems can occur from time to time like broken pipes, clogged drainage, water heater running cold, faucet leaks, what do you do? Do you prefer avoiding this plumbing problems? Understanding this problems and performing preventive maintenance can help you avoid this problems from occurring. Your first step in involving yourself in preventive maintenance is knowing everything that is included in your water system. These are everything that uses water in your home, such as the sinks in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry/utility room, your appliances such as the refrigerator, garbage disposal and washing machine, toilets, showers, and your water heater. All of these can be maintained to prevent plumbing problems from getting out of hand. Plumber Chelmsford are experts in doing plumbing jobs if you need help sorting out your plumbing problem give us a call.
Here are some preventive tips you can use to avoid plumbing problems
Check the hoses for signs of cracks, brittleness, or leaking. Replace your hoses as needed. If you have a septic tank, you should have it regularly inspected. Add pumping your septic tank to your list as an important part of maintenance.
If you have a sewer system, it is good to understand how your lines run and inspect for tree roots that could potentially damage your sewer lines. A preventative measure would be to have your sewer lines snaked periodically to avoid clogging. Chelmsford Plumbing And Heating are experts in handling sewer checks and maintenance to ensure no problems will occur.
Fix leaking faucets and showerheads. Dripping faucets can waste a lot of water and that can add to your bill. And if you don’t fix a dripping faucet or showerhead, the drip can get worse over time. Those problems can cause water damage. To prevent problems, check your facets regularly for leaks and make repairs as needed. Check the handles to make sure no water drips when the handles are turned to the off position and check underneath the sinks for water stains or drips when the water is running.
Fix leaking toilets. Sometimes a faulty seal around the valve seat can cause your toilet to run even when it is not flushed. Over time, gunk will form around the valve seat and flapper. This gunk will prevent the flapper to seal properly, which will cause the water to continue to run. Another problem could be with the handle or tank stopper. The repair that is needed is often quick and inexpensive maintenance. To avoid high maintenance call Chelmsford Plumbing And Heating to address your toilet problems easily.
Unclog slow drains. When the water is slow to drain there may be a problem. Before it gets out of hand, use a homemade mixture of vinegar and hot water to flush down the drain and unclog any debris. This preventative maintenance tip can be done every few months and will get the drain flowing again.
Look inside the burner chamber of your water heater. You shouldn’t see any flakes of rust inside of the chamber. And verify the flame of the water heater is a blue color with no signs of yellow in the flame. If you see a yellow color, this may mean that the jets need to be cleaned.
Follow these simple tips and you can prevent further plumbing problems.