Your plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home since it involves many household appliances that you and your family use every day, such as your toilet, shower, and your dishwasher. When a problem happens with your plumbing, it can be immensely inconvenient and diminishes the comfort of your home.
Even the smallest issues can be an indication of more severe problems in the near future. However, taking preventative measures on your own can ensure that your plumbing system is running at peak efficiency. In addition, Duran & Sons Universal Plumbing & Rooter offers maintenance plans to customers in the greater Los Angeles area in order to avoid future plumbing issues.
The following are tips to maintain your home’s plumbing in working order:
- Learn how your plumbing system works. The first step is to understand where your pipes are located. You could purchase stud sensors, which are found at most hardware stores, to properly detect your pipes. Additionally, you should learn where your shut-off valve is located in case an emergency occurs that requires you to turn off your water supply for your entire home.
- Check for leaks. While leaks may appear to be a minor issue, they can actually be signs of bigger problems to come. The most efficient way to check for leaks is to find your water meter, record the number it reads before going to bed and when everyone in your household is done using any water for the day, and then check it again the following morning prior to any water usage. If the number is higher in the morning compared to the number you recorded the previous night, you may be experiencing a leak in your system.
- Maintain your hot water tank. Every six months or so, ensure that your hot water tank is running efficiently. While the lifespan of hot water tanks are around 12 years, leaks and other issues can occur before the expiration date.
- Keep your drains in working order. Having your storm or sewage drains inspected and cleaned by a professional on an annual basis or after a heavy storm can prevent expensive repairs and even complete replacement.
For more information about how we can resolve your plumbing issues, contact our San Fernando plumbing company today.