- Do a check of all faucets for drips and leaks. Repairing these can save you money and conserve water.
- Double check all toilets to make sure they are free from hidden leaks. A great way to find out is by doing the food coloring test.
- Purchase a strainer for each drain to avert clogged drains from hair and other debris.
- When checking any toilets for leaks, also check for cracks.
- If you are holding down or jiggling your toilet handle to stop the water, you likely need some repairs.
- Turn all valves under any sinks and toilets to make sure they work properly and won't stick.
- Make sure the temperature on your water heater is not set to more than 120 degrees. This can prevent burns and reduces energy consumption.
- If your home has a sump pump, check that it works properly by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should quickly turn on, get rid of the water, and then turn off without issues.
- Clean out any yard drains, downspouts, and gutters.
- If you live in an area where sewers sometimes back up into homes, install a back flow valve in the floor drain. This can prevent backups in the future.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Tips For Your Home's Plumbing System To Aid Against Plumbing Problems
With the first day of spring just around the corner, here are some spring cleaning tips for your home's plumbing system to aid against plumbing problems in the future: