plumbing tips

plumbing drains, clean, flushingPlumbing services can get expensive. It’s always best to try to maintain proper plumbing maintenance year-round. You don’t have to be a professional to solve minor plumbing problems on your own. Here are a few tips to keep away a few of those problems that could occur during the year.

  • In the event that your toilet begins to overflow, open the tank lid and push the flush valve closed. This will keep the toilet from overflowing while you clear the hindrance.
  • Check your meter on a regular basis. If there is no water running, all the dials on the meter should be static. If there is one moving on its own, this may indicate a leak in the house.
  • At least once a year, open and close all water valves in the house. This will ensure that they stay in working order.
  • Periodically, drain a few gallons of water from your water heater. This will allow harmful sediment to clear.
  • When you have a stopped drain, always use a plunger first before using a drain cleaner. Drain cleaners should only be used as a last resort.

Regular maintenance is important and can save you a fortune down the road. For more helpful maintenance tips, please give us a call.