Keep An Eye On Your Plumbing
You have to admit, fixing your plumbing is the last thing you want to have to deal with. No one wants to have a plumbing emergency on their to-do list. While your plumbing might not be something you think about on a regular basis, it is important to appreciate your plumbing system. Regularly maintenance on it will serve you well—and save you money on future repair bills. Here are a few ways to protect your plumbing from decay and the elements:
Prevent Clogs Before They Cause A Back-Up
Whether you have a lot of hair or tend to overuse your garbage disposal, clogged drains can happen. Hold a family meeting and make sure everyone understands what can and can’t be placed down the drains. You want to avoid putting things like paper towels, cooking grease, animal fats, and other items down the drain. Your garbage can is there for a reason. Being proactive can save you both time and money.
Insulate Pipes That Are In Danger Of Getting Too Cold
Basements and crawl spaces can get too cold over the winter months. If the pipes freeze, they can burst and cause quite a bit of damage. If you live in an area where your pipes don’t stay as warm, insulating them can save you in the long run. An insulating sleeve can stop condensation and prevent mold or decay.
Keep An Eye On The Operation
As a homeowner, you should know how your plumbing is operating. It is up to you to know when to call a professional for help. You will want to know how your plumbing operates on a normal basis so you can catch any minor changes. If you aren’t getting the same amount of water pressure, for example, a pipe could be clogged up somewhere. If the water doesn’t get hot enough anymore, the water heater could be on the fritz. When you know what normal looks like, you’re more likely to spot something abnormal.
Have Regular Plumbing Inspections With Professional Plumbers
While you don’t want to have to call a plumber for an emergency, it is a good idea to call one for an inspection. You may know how your pipes operate and you can spot small issues, but you don’t know everything when it comes to plumbing. A plumber does! Contact Stephens Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning and have us come take a look at your plumbing system. We are happy to inspect everything from top to bottom to ensure that things are looking good. Efficiency and effectiveness are both key when it comes to your plumbing. A regular inspection is a great way to protect your home and your plumbing system. You’ll save money in the long run by maintaining the system and preventing larger issues later.