Did you know that your plumbing system occasionally needs a tuneup? If not, you’re not alone. Most homeowners are unaware that their plumbing system needs regular maintenance.
Plumbing tuneups and maintenance are best performed by a professional plumber. While there are some things you can do to maintain a functioning plumbing system, a qualified technician is trained to notice small indications of a larger issue. During a routine plumbing tune-up, a technician is likely to:
◦Look for any signs of leaks in pipes that is visible or exposed.
◦Test the water pressure. Low pressure could be an indicator of sediment in the lines, while pressure that is too high can lead to breakdowns in the system.
◦Look for any broken or cracked tiles around sinks, showers or close to pipes. These could be a signal of past or present water damage
◦Check for leaks around faucet handles when in use or when turned off, to ensure there is no water being wasted.
◦Check washer hoses for signs of deterioration or leaks.
◦Check each drain, sink and shower for rapid drainage. A clear drain should have a full swirl while draining.
◦Check toilets for leaks, and to ensure there are no worn or broken parts that need repair/replacing.
◦Check the water heater for signs of rust and flakes, and also check for proper flame.
If you’re ready to have the plumbing in your home inspected by a professional, contact the experts here at Go Green Plumbing to set up an appointment!