How to Prevent Plumbing Leaks and Floods

When was the last time you took a look at your plumbing system? Dripping Faucet

It can be easy to brush aside a leaky faucet, but even a tiny leak can add up to significant water waste over time.  It is important that homeowners know how to identify, catch, and prevent leaks at home.  Not only will this help prevent flooding damage, but it will also help extend the life expectancy of your system.

Tips to Prevent Plumbing Leaks:

  • Check Your Emergency Shut Off Valve – Each year, you should open and close each emergency shut off valve in your home. These valves are essential to preventing flooding when you encounter a problem at home. It’s important to check your emergency shut off valves once a year.

  • Schedule Water Heater Maintenance – Flushing your water heater removes minerals that keep your system from working as efficiently. This will help you catch plumbing problems early on and extend the life expectancy of your system overall.

  • Maintain Your Pressure Relief Valve – You should maintain your temperature and pressure relief valve annually by turning it on and letting it run for 10 seconds.

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