4 Plumbing Maintenance Jobs You Can Do Yourself

Homeowners often overlook the importance of regular plumbing maintenance. But neglecting your plumbing can lead to costly repairs down the road. In this blog post, we will discuss four plumbing maintenance tasks that you can do yourself. By doing them on a regular basis, you can help prevent leaks, clogs, and other common plumbing issues.

Tightening and Cleaning

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The first task on our list is checking and tightening any loose faucets and valves. Over time, faucets and valves can loosen and start to drip. That can lead to higher water bills and wasted water. If you have hard water, that can make the problem even worse. The minerals build up around those faucets and valves and cause them to wear out even faster. Tightening these fixtures can help prevent leaks and save money on your water bill.

The next task that you can do yourself is cleaning out your drains. Over time, hair, soap scum, and other debris can build up in your drains, causing clogs. Cleaning out your drains can help prevent clogs and keep your plumbing running the way it should. To clean your drains, you can use a plunger or a drain snake. Be careful using a drain snake, as it can cause damage if you aren’t familiar with how to use it.

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Another maintenance task that you can do yourself is inspecting your pipes for leaks. Leaks can occur in any part of your plumbing system, and even small leaks can lead to serious damage over time. Inspecting your pipes for leaks can help prevent major damage and costly repairs. All you need to do is look for signs of water damage, listen for the sound of running water, or use a moisture meter.

The last plumbing task we'll talk about is checking the water pressure in your home. High water pressure can damage your plumbing fixtures and appliances. That damage can lead to leaks and other issues. To check your water pressure, you can use a water pressure gauge. You can watch the video down below to learn how to test your water pressure.

If you deal with any problems that you cannot fix yourself, it's a good idea to call a plumber for help. If you don't have a plumber that you trust already, Any Hour Services would be happy to help. Our licensed plumbers can take care of this maintenance for you. They can also let you know if they notice any concerns and answer your questions along the way. You can give us a call or schedule an appointment online.

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Jan 24th 2023

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