Looking for Maintenance Work?
Like most of your home, it is important to do regular maintenance on your plumbing fixtures and pipes periodically. Letting your plumbing be neglected can cause it to fall into disrepair and create serious damage.
Much of the maintenance you have to do, though, is on things you can’t see or may not think about. Plumbing is not like your air vents – by the time your plumbing starts to go bad, it’s not a quick fix.
Maintaining your plumbing is a partnership between you and professional plumbers. There are things you can do daily and throughout the year to keep your pipes operating at their best, and there are things you should regularly have a plumber to help you keep up with.
How You Can Do Your Part
It is easy to keep an eye out for little things each day that can help you to prevent problems from occurring. You can do simple things like not using your toilet for anything but human waste and toilet paper, adding a screen over your drains to catch hair and other debris before it enters the pipes, and waiting at least ten minutes between showers to keep your water pressure regulated.
Make a mental note weekly to watch for moisture in areas underneath plumbing fixtures or where moisture should not be puddling, ensure your shower, sink and tub drains are draining with a full swirl, and clean the lint traps on your washing machines.
Other plumbing maintenance needs to be done seasonally depending on where you live. You may need to check your outdoor spigots and faucets for drips and leaks before the winter season. In the winter, ensure that your entire home is heated to keep the pipes in each room and under your home from freezing.
After the freezing cold of winter, it is important during the spring to check for leaks around your home and where any pipes are. Be sure that as temperatures warm up you watch for birds nests and debris in your gutters, downspouts, and plumbing vents. During the summer, keep an eye on sprinkler system heads and be careful not to damage them when you are mowing your yard.
Get Your Plumber Involved in Maintenance
Especially during summer months, it is important to have your septic system inspected regularly and get it pumped if necessary. Your plumber can also help you clear any clogged or slow drains, repair your sinks and faucets, and fix any leaky or corroded pipes.
Plumbers also provide routine maintenance with toilet repair, underground plumbing servicing, water heater installation, repair, and replacement, and sink and faucet repair.
Make it a Team Effort
Checking for plumbing issues regularly can help you familiarize yourself with what your fixtures are supposed to look like on and around them. Doing this will keep small problems from becoming big issues.
For regular maintenance that you need your plumber to help you with, call the experts at GM Plumbing Corporation to be part of your team.