With Spring right around the corner for the Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Boerne, Texas area, everyone is preparing their lists. Because plumbing is one of the most important systems in your home, we suggest to our clients to add some plumbing maintenance to their to-do list. Performing some basic maintenance annually helps to extend the life of your appliances and your plumbing system. So while you are doing some deep cleaning and de-cluttering, here are a couple quick things to do and look for.
Kitchen and Bathrooms
While you are going through the cabinets make sure to check under the sinks for leaky pipes. If the boards are warped, or you see signs of water, you probably have a leaky pipe, seal, or garbage disposal. You will want to have repairs made to prevent mold. Also make sure that all the drains have working strainers to prevent food, hair, and other debris from causing a clog. Lastly, check toilet handles and faucets to make sure they are in working order.
Spring cleaning is a great time to flush out your water heater. Drain several gallons of water to remove sediment. If your water heater is more than 15 years old you may also want to consider replacing your water heater. Also make sure that your water heater is not set above 120 degrees. This will help prevent burns and help save you money.
Last, check for slow leaks. Before going to bed record the reading on your water meter. Make sure no one uses the water during the night. The next morning check the meter again. If the reading has changed this means you have a slow leak somewhere. Call a plumber and have them locate and repair the leak before it gets worse.
Adding some simple maintenance items to your Spring Cleaning list can help you keep your household or business plumbing system in tip top order. And checking your plumbing will let you know if you need to call a professional plumber, like Holloway plumbing, before a bigger problem develops.
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