Is spring cleaning in full swing at your house? Don’t just clean those plumbing fixtures – take a moment to check them to be sure they’re all working properly. Find and fix minor plumbing problems before they become major plumbing repairs.
Chances are, if you’re like most of us, you’re so busy most of the time you don’t have the time to really pay attention to that slight drip at the faucet, or the minor leak at the toilet. Maybe there’s a small leak under the sink that you’re completely unaware of – you know, out of sight, out of mind.
A good idea is to co-ordinate checking your plumbing with your annual spring cleaning. While you’re deep cleaning the kitchen, check under the sink to be sure there aren’t any drips or leaks. While you’re scrubbing the scale build-up from your bathroom faucets, look to see if that build-up isn’t because of a small leak at the base of the faucet. Check to see that toilets are flushing as they should and there are no leaks from the tank to the bowl (add a few drops of food coloring to the water in the tank; if the water in the bowl changes color, you have a leak!).
Look over the supply lines to your toilets, faucets, and any other plumbing fixtures to make sure they aren’t leaking or looking like they could spring a leak at any time (if the line looks worn, or is bulging in places, it could be ready to go!). Be sure to test the shut-off valves to make sure they’re working. The worst time to find out a shut-off valve doesn’t work is when you have a major plumbing leak, and you need to shut the water off quickly! And, don’t forget the main shut-off at the front of the house, perhaps the most important one.
If you find any drips, leaks, or other plumbing repair problems, give us a call. Take care of those annoying little plumbing issues now, and you can avoid a big, expensive plumbing repair later.
Questions? Give us a call. An experienced repair plumber is always available during business hours to answer your questions.
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