Preventative Maintenance for Plumbing

An inch in time, saves nine, right? Of course the same principle applies in other areas of our lives as well. It only makes good sense for your home or business, as well as your checkbook, to do regular checks and any necessary preventative maintenance in order to avoid a big plumbing surprise such as a clogged or broken main drain or a sewer line failing. That Plumber has some recommendations that if followed, will help ensure your home or business is in tip top shape! 

*Use your exhaust fan every time. In both the kitchen and the bath, use of the exhaust fans remove steam and prevent water buildup on walls which can cause mold and mildew.

*Inspect around your water softener, water heater, washer, dishwasher, sinks, bathrooms and refrigerator iwaterlines. If  the hoses to these household systems' hoses show wear, replace them. Consider replacing hoses to major appliances such as your washer and dishwasher every two to five years. Stainless steel hoses have a longer lifespan than most other hoses.

*Allow faucets connected to vulnerable  (outdoor or garage, non insullated) pipes drip during extremely cold weather if you do not intend to winterize them. Doing this keeps the water moving and reduces the likelihood of the pipes freezing.

*When leaving your home on vacation or for an extended period of time, turn off water to your washing machine. This can help prevent flooding, should the line burst while you are gone.  Avoid leaving while washers, dishwashers or other appliances are still running.

* Flush your water heater once a year to remove corrosion and debris. Failing to do this can result in lines being clogged or bursting. 

*Always know where your water shutoff valve is located and  how to shut off household water supplies in the event of a sudden pipe or hose break or any other water emergency.

That Plumber is licensed in the state of Ohio and proudly serves his community in Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Summit and surrounding counties.