Spring Plumbing Maintenance For Your Home
Monday, March 20th, 2017
Spring is here and most homeowners are focused on cleaning up the yard and getting their home interiors in tip top shape. Spring cleaning is an important part of maintaining a home but many homeowners tend to neglect the upkeep on essential systems that makes a home run efficiently.
Your plumbing system works hard to supply your family with clean water to drink, cook with, and bath in. Many homeowners and property managers lack the knowledge to properly service their residential plumbing needs.
Depending on your specific system, plumbing maintenance could include the following:
- changing your water filter
- cleaning your sump pump exhaust line
- cleaning your air conditioning condensate line
- flushing out your water heater
- checking your hose bibs (outside faucets) for dripping
- check all the shutoff valves in your residence
These simple items that go unchecked usually are the cause of very costly damages requiring expensive repairs. A simple yearly cleaning and inspection of these few items can save you unbelievable amounts of money not only on your utility bills but also from having emergency repairs and other collateral damage (mold and mildew being just two).
Most of these maintenance items are described in the owner’s manual of your different appliances. Also, a good resource would be the internet for finding out the proper maintenance instructions.
If you do not have the time or energy service these items yourself, or perhaps you have several rental properties where it would be impossible to do it all yourself, feel free to give Guardian Plumbing Services a call and we can handle it for you. We also offer 24- hour emergency plumbing services and a Preventive Maintenance Plan that includes a bi-annual inspection and service for your residence.