There are several steps homeowners can take to properly maintain their plumbing systems – ensuring they work better and last longer. This article provides you with a few tips to keep your pipes pristine.
First of all, keep an eye out for any potential trouble. A little leak can turn into a big problem in a short amount of time. So do not ignore that leaky faucet. Address small problems as they occur. This will save you lots of heartache and even more money.
You should be well informed on your particular plumbing situation. If something goes wrong, you should know the steps to take to fix the problem. Do you know how to shutoff your water supply? Locate the main shut-off valve now and do not wait until your basement starts to flood. Similarly, you should know how to shutoff the water to your sinks, toilets, washing machines and other water-using appliances.
An educated homeowner is a happy homeowner.
Do your research. Learn how to fix small plumbing problems around the house. With just a few tools and a little know-how you can fix most small problems yourself. Do you know how to winterize your pipes?
In harsh winter weather, freezing pipes can cause sudden household emergencies. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way. Insulate exposed pipes in a crawl space or in the garage with easy-to-install plastic insulation. Additionally, you should remove exterior hoses, and apply insulating caps to outdoor fixtures before winter arrives.
If pipes do freeze and burst, call a professional as soon as possible. Contact Mahon Plumbing Inc. for all of your household plumbing needs by calling 410-766-8566 or click here today!