A lot of people take their plumbing system for granted until an emergency occurs. Instead of turning a blind eye, it is important to keep your eyes open for any potential problems with your pipes. It is easier (and less expensive) to nip it in the bud rather than deal with a major plumbing issue down the road. These preventative plumbing maintenance tips can help you go with the flow.
- Look Out for Leaks: Inspect your home for leaks. The tell-tale signs of a leak are water damage and mold. Mold is extremely harmful to your health and must be professionally removed.
- Green, But Not With Envy: If your faucet was not green when it was installed and is a mint green color now, it may be corroded. Corrosion occurs when metal deteriorates due to a chemical reaction with the atmosphere. Spotting corrosion immediately and having it replaced by one of the plumbers at Plumbing Medic could spare you a plumbing disaster in the future.
- It Can Be So Draining: Make sure that your sinks and tubs are draining water properly. If your sink or tub takes a long time to drain water, it is possible that you have a clog on your hands.
- A Royal Flush: Pay attention to how your toilet flushes. If your toilet is still running after you’ve flushed, there could be an issue with your toilet.
- The Highs and Lows of Water Pressure: Observe how quickly and how forcefully the water comes out of your shower head. If the water does not rush out quickly or forcefully, it probably means that you have low water pressure. Low water pressure is caused by minerals and sediment that buildup in your pipes over time.
When it comes to your plumbing system, it is best to contact professionals. At Plumbing Medic, we have seen our fair share of plumbing emergencies that could have easily been avoided with some simple plumbing maintenance. If you suspect that something could be wrong with your plumbing system, give us a call. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.