4 plumbing maintenance tips

4 plumbing maintenance tips

Taking care of your plumbing system will help prevent leaks, clogs, and the need for emergency plumbing repairs. When something goes drastically wrong with your plumbing, it can sometimes leave a huge mess and be a significant expense.

Modest Plumbing in Surrey is a family-owned and operated plumbing business. They share some things you should check and service with your plumbing system:

Check for drippy faucets

You may not have noticed that your bathtub faucet, or the downstairs sink faucet, is dripping. You should check your faucets regularly, especially the ones you don’t use as often. A drippy tap can waste an enormous amount of water over time. This water calculator shows that one drippy faucet can waste up to 34 gallons of water in a year. If you discover these small leaks and have them repaired, you’ll save yourself water and keep it from getting worse.

Be mindful of reduced water pressure

If you’ve noticed a reduction in water pressure, there could be a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. A partial clog in the system could also cause it. If gone unchecked, no matter what the cause, it can lead to water damage to other parts of your home. An undetected leak can cause wood rot, mould, mildew, and start to corrode your pipes. The cost of repairing a small leak is minimal compared to the cost to repair water damage. Contact Modest Plumbing and Heating to come to take a look if you suspect a problem.

Check your hot water heater

Hot water tanks have about a 7-10 year lifespan. Unfortunately, when they’re nearing the end of that lifespan, it usually results in a leak or even a flood in the utility room. Regular inspections of your hot water tank can help to prevent that from happening. Over time, sediment will start to build in the tank, causing heating issues and corrode the tank. Having the tank flushed annually can help rinse out this build-up.

Check the sump pump

If your home has a sump pump, inspect it before every winter. We get a lot of rainfall in the Lower Mainland in the winter, and you want to make sure your sump pump is in good working order. If you do get water in the basement this winter, a sump pump will get it out before damage is done.

Plumbers in Surrey

Modest Plumbing and Heating is a small family-owned business that strives to satisfy their customers. This company is based on three core principles: honesty, dedication, and being involved. Modest Plumbing and Heating’s goal is to make a difference in the community.

For all your plumbing and heating repairs and installation, trust Modest Plumbing!

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