Take a look at this list of General Plumbing Maintenance Tips from your friends at AquaTech Plumbing. It will help you get the most cost effective and safe plumbing running throughout your home. If you practice the following tips you can potentially save yourself a lot of money and future headaches.
1. Pour a gallon of water into drains that get limited use (including floor drains). This will fill the trap and prevent odors from entering the house. Slow floor drains should be snaked to ensure they will carry away water quickly during a flood. This time of year a torrential rain storm can cause flooding within minutes.
2. Check any exposed pipes under the sinks and in the basement for signs of leaks.
3. Install a backflow valve in the floor drain if you live in an area where sewers sometimes backup into homes. This device will prevent future backups and give you great peace of mind.
4. If your home has a sump pump, make sure it operates properly by pouring a few buckets of water into the sump pit. Here is what should happen next…the pump should quickly turn on, discharge the water, and then shut off without any problems.
If you live in the Naperville-Plainfield-Aurora, Geneva-Batavia-St.Charles or Wheaton-Winfield-Warrenville-Glen Ellyn area, contact AquaTech Plumbing at 630-416-3555, 630-377-9555, or 630-462-3555 for any of your plumbing needs.