Regular plumbing maintenance can help you avoid expensive repairs and extend the life of your plumbing fixtures. In this article, we’ll discuss five things you can do to maintain your plumbing and ensure your system’s efficiency.
- Check for Leaks. Regularly inspecting your plumbing system for leaks can help identify issues before they become significant. Look for water damage around pipes, fixtures, and appliances. In addition, keep an eye on your water bill for any unexpected increases that could indicate a hidden leak.
- Use Drain Screens. If not addressed promptly, clogged drains can cause serious plumbing problems. Use drain screens in sinks and showers to catch hair and other debris before it enters the pipes.
- Wrap Exposed Pipes in Insulation. Insulating exposed pipes can help prevent them from freezing in cold weather, which could result in burst pipes and expensive repairs. Cover exposed pipes in unheated areas—such as basements, crawl spaces, and garages—with pipe insulation or heat tape.
- Get a Water Heater Inspection Once a Year. Hire a plumber to inspect and service your water heater annually. Additionally, at least once a year, drain and flush your water heater tank to remove sediment buildup, since sediment can affect your water heater’s efficiency.
- Get a Professional Plumbing Inspection. Regular professional inspections are one of the most effective parts of plumbing maintenance. A licensed plumber can detect potential problems early on and advise on the best action to avoid further damage.
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