Updated: Mar 23
Taking care of your home’s plumbing is essential to keeping the clean water flowing in and flushing your home’s waste out. Most people don’t think about their plumbing until a problem arises. By then, however, they are left with a huge mess and, ultimately, a large bill.
This can be avoided. Plumbing maintenance is something you should do regularly to catch small problems that can turn into large, expense problems later. Maintenance also helps you conserve water and save on energy bills.
Not only could faulty-working plumbing parts cause more expensive issues later, they can waste money in the meantime. One small leak can waste a lot of water. As the water comes out drip by drip, it adds up. It only takes 4,000 drips to waste one liter of water. One drip per minute from just one faucet in your home adds up to about 1, 440 drips per day and 34 gallons per year!
Daily Maintenance Tips
Clear clogs as soon as possible to prevent a blockage
Be selective about which items you allow down the drain
Run cold water for about 15 seconds after using the disposal
Weekly Maintenance Tips
Search under sinks for any signs of moisture
Test your sink and shower drains for slow drainage
Clean out the lint traps in your dryer
Seasonal Maintenance Tips
In cooler months disconnect hoses and shut off valves
In warmer months check for leaks, monitor appliances and clean sprinkler heads
Schedule inspections throughout the year for different systems and as needs arise
Don’t let your plumbing system go unchecked and without proper maintenance. Follow the checklist guidelines and, if you need help, contact Paradise Plumbing to set up an appointment. No matter what plumbing issue you have, our licensed plumbers are well-equipped to handle it.