Prevention - The key to keeping your home's plumbing in good working order and avoid costly repairs.
Faucets and Sinks
Even small drips can waste thousands of gallons of water. Be sure to check under sinks for moisture or small leaks. And always repair leaky faucets right away to avoid paying for wasted water and to avoid water damage.
Remove and clean your faucet aerators annually to ensure an even flow of water.
Make sure overflow holes on tubs and vanity are clear and open to prevent water damage to floors and ceilings.ts
Toilet leaks can be wasteful and expensive. At least once a year, check your toilet for leaks by adding a small amount of red food coloring to the tank and then check the toilet bowl later. If the toilet bowl water is colored red, water is seeping through from the tank. A replacement tank ball is needed.
Help prevent clogs by fitting tub and shower drains with a strainer to catch hair and soap chips. Clean the strainer regularly.
Before doing any maintenance on your water heater yourself, be sure to shut off the power and read the owners manual.
You should periodically inspect your water heater burner. The flame under the heater should appear blue with yellow tips. If it's mostly yellow or if it's sooty, your flue may be clogged. This is potentially dangerous. Contact us to check it out.
Outdoor Lawn Faucets
Remember to always disconnect outdoor hoses before the fist signs of frost.