Home Plumbing Maintenance

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August 15, 2017
Home Plumbing Maintenance

Home Plumbing Maintenance

Here’s a useful home plumbing maintenance list to help you prevent the need for repairs and get a lot longer life out of your household plumbing.

  1. Check the washing machine hose to see if there are any cracks and that the hose is not leaking or has become brittle. It should be flexible and completely sealed
  2. Observing your faucets to notice if there is any water leaking from the valves or handles is good home plumbing maintenance.
  3. Drain the hot water heater in order to clean out the sediment which builds up.
  4. Check the heating chamber in your hot water heater to learn whether there are any rust flakes inside it.
  5. Check that the flame of your hot water heater is blue with no yellow as part of the flame. A yellow flame means it is burning dirty and the jets will need to be cleaned.
  6. Double check that your toilet doesn’t move or rock when you gently push or pull on it. If it does there may be a leak under the toilet causing an unhygienic environment and water damage on your floor, sub-floor, or the ceiling below.
  7. As part of your home plumbing maintenance observe the speed with which all of your drains including the shower, sink, and bathtub drainage. If they are draining slowly this indicates there is likely a clog which needs to be cleared. Drains should swirl fully and if there are bubbles or a gurgling sound then this is how you know there is clogging or venting issues.
  8. If you have low water pressure in your showerhead it’s a good idea to remove it and clean any sediment which can build up inside of it and be the cause of the low water pressure. It’s also a good idea to test the water pressure coming out of all sink faucet aerators.
  9. Look for corrosion and deterioration in water pipes which are exposed near the foundation of your home and walls. It’s usually in the form of orange or yellow stains on steel pipes and green stains for copper and brass pipes. Corroded pipes will leak and cause water damage as well as mold and mildew over time.
  10. Check all pipes for leaks including PVC and all types of pipes in exposed pipes near the foundation of your home and the walls. Check for leaks in the joint connections, watermarks, or puddling water on the floor. As well as warping, peeling, and musty odors.
  11. Examine the caulking around your tub and shower, toilet bases, sinks, and shower doors. Replace it if there are spots which are missing or dried out.
  12. Know where your shut valve is for each appliance as well as the main water supply and sewer clean out. If you ever have a plumbing emergency such as a burst pipe the first thing to do is shut off the water valves.

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