With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many people are looking for ways to show their love and appreciation to the people they simply cannot live without. With the same mentality, it is important we also take a moment to show some appreciation to the different things in our homes which make our lives easier – especially our plumbing. When was the last time you showed your plumbing some “love?”
Here are a few maintenance tips to help keep your plumbing in tip-top shape:
- Stop, look, and listen: In a busy home or work environment, it can be difficult to hear a dripping faucet or a toilet running at inappropriate times. Be sure to take a moment every now and then to listen for any suspicious noises coming from your plumbing. Take a look at your pipes and make sure everything appears to be working correctly. Check for leaking seals in toilets, drips, rust, and other signs of corrosion.
- Fix small issues fast: A relatively minor plumbing issue can turn into a major catastrophe if it is left unaddressed for an extended period of time – especially in regards to leaks. Leaks can make pipes corrode more quickly and lead to water damage and mold. If you notice anything going wrong – whether it be a slow drain, a leaky faucet, or a dripping water heater – get it checked out by a professional quickly.
- Focus on prevention: Most plumbing issues, especially clogged drains, can be prevented by disposing of all wastes properly and focusing on maintaining your plumbing system. Fats and grease, diapers, egg shells, cigarettes, sanitary napkins, paper towels, and chemicals should never go down the drain or be flushed down the toilet. Likewise, regular inspections can help to find these issues fast and protect your plumbing system against major damage.
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If you have encountered an issue with your plumbing in your home or business, or if you are unsure when your plumbing system was last inspected, our team of top-rated San Fernando Valley plumbers at Duran & Sons Universal Plumbing & Rooter can provide the quality workmanship you need to ensure your plumbing is in top working order. Backed by numerous positive client testimonials and more than 30 years of industry experience, you can choose us with confidence knowing the job will be done right the first time around – no exceptions.
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