When plumbing problems arise, they can mean disaster for your home. From an unnoticed leak to a backed-up drain, many problems can arise which lead to water damage and expensive cleanup costs. The best way to prevent these types of plumbing disasters is with regular plumbing maintenance.
Here are a few ways you can keep an eye out for potential plumbing problems and keep your home in working order:
- Don’t ignore leaks. Even small leaks should be dealt with in a timely fashion. Not only can they cause inconvenience, but fixing a small leak prevents it from becoming a larger problem. As soon as you notice a leaky faucet, put it on your agenda to be repaired!
- Watch out for mold. Do you have mold popping up in spaces you don’t expect? If you keep cleaning with bleach and still see mold reappearing in the same spot, you may have a hidden leak that you can’t see. You may want to consult with a professional about this type of plumbing maintenance issue. A professional plumber may be able to identify those hard-to-find problems.
- Have a plan for major problems. You should always know how to turn off the water in your home. That way, you can stop the flow of water and mitigate problems when disaster strikes. It is also a good idea to have contact information for your emergency plumber readily available, so you can easily contact them when you need emergency plumbing assistance.
These easy plumbing maintenance measures can help keep your home in good shape and prevent plumbing problems. If you have any questions, give us a call!