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10 Preventive Plumbing Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

Maintaining your home's plumbing system is key to preventing water damage and inconvenient disruptions. As a SERVPRO® professionals, we truly understand the significance of proactive plumbing maintenance. Below, we'll share 10 preventive tips to help homeowners protect their properties and avoid plumbing disasters.

1. Regular Inspections

Conduct routine checks of your plumbing system to identify potential issues before they escalate. Inspect pipes, faucets, valves, and visible plumbing fixtures for leaks, corrosion, or signs of wear.

2. Check for Leaks

Keep an eye out for leaks in and around sinks, toilets, showers, and water-using appliances. Even minor leaks can lead to significant water damage over time.

3. Maintain Proper Water Pressure

Excessive water pressure can strain pipes, causing leaks or bursts. Use a pressure gauge to ensure your home's water pressure remains within the recommended range (usually between 40-60 psi).

4. Insulate Pipes

In colder climates, insulating exposed pipes can prevent freezing during winter, reducing the risk of pipe bursts and subsequent water damage.

5. Clear Clogs and Blockages

Regularly clear clogs and blockages in drains using natural methods like boiling water, baking soda, or vinegar. Avoid using harsh chemicals that may damage pipes.

6. Care for Water-Using Appliances

Follow manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance and inspection of appliances like water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers. Check hoses and connections for leaks or wear regularly.

7. Perform Seasonal Checks

Before each season, perform specific checks relevant to that time of year. For instance, before winter, insulate pipes, and in spring, check outdoor faucets for leaks or damage caused by freezing temperatures.

8. Monitor Water Bill

An unexpected increase in your water bill could signal a hidden leak. If you notice a spike in usage without a corresponding change in your habits, investigate further for potential leaks.

9. Be Mindful of What Goes Down the Drain

Avoid flushing non-biodegradable items or pouring grease, oils, or coffee grounds down drains. These substances can cause blockages and damage to pipes.

10. Professional Plumbing Inspection

Consider scheduling annual professional plumbing inspections. Trained plumbers can identify potential issues that might not be immediately apparent, ensuring your plumbing system's health.

Why Trust SERVPRO for Plumbing Emergencies?

  1. Prompt Response: Our emergency services ensure quick responses to plumbing emergencies, minimizing damage.
  2. Expertise: With experience in water damage restoration, our professionals deliver efficient and effective solutions.
  3. Advanced Technology: Utilizing cutting-edge equipment, we ensure thorough restoration of properties affected by water damage.

Preventive plumbing maintenance plays a crucial role in protecting your home from costly water damage. By implementing these proactive measures and partnering with professionals like SERVPRO of Hutto, homeowners can maintain a healthy and efficient plumbing system.

For expert assistance in handling plumbing emergencies that lead to water damage, trust our SERVPRO team. Contact us immediately for prompt and reliable services!

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