Preventative Maintenance That Will Save Your Plumbing System

As a Waldorf homeowner, you know that there are always maintenance tasks and minor repairs that lurk on your to-do list. However, that list of chores is often viewed as things that you can put off or even eliminate when life gets too busy. But there are a few plumbing chores that are essential to the life of your plumbing system and even the health of your checking account. Without these vital services, you could be facing some hefty repair bills in the future.

Leak Inspections

This task does not take a lot of time or skill, but it is essential to the health of your plumbing system. Inspecting inside and outside your home for leaks each month is the best way to eliminate minor issues before they become huge and costly problems. Outside, you need to look at all spigots, hoses, and water sources to ensure there are no leaks. Also, carefully look at other devices that use water, including the sprinkler system, spa plumbing, swimming pool equipment, and any other water features in the yard. Look for signs of moisture or damage to any of these components that could create water damage, mold, or attract pests or rodents to your property.

Indoors, look under sinks, behind appliances that use water, hose connections, and around toilets and tubs. You are searching for moisture or signs of moisture damage like:

  • Cracked or bulging flooring
  • Discoloration on floors, walls, or ceilings
  • moist or bulging drywall that feels like chalk
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper
  • Signs of new surface mold or mildew

All of these items would alert you to a minor leak or one concealed in the structure of your home. If you locate any indications of a leak, a call to a licensed plumber should be your immediate course of action.

DIY Drain Cleaning

Even when you are careful about what has washed down your home’s drains, a sticky residue builds up inside the pipes. You can eliminate the foul odor caused by the residue and help avoid drain clogs with a simple monthly drain-safe cleaning. Pour a cup of baking soda down each drain, followed by a cup of vinegar. Let the mixture bubble for about 15 minutes, then flush each drain with hot water for a few minutes. This monthly cleaning will help keep drains flowing freely between your annual professional drain cleaning.

Nothing Cleans Like A Pro

A professional drain cleaning each year is the best way to ensure that you never face a flood of dirty water due to a clogged drain. The process uses a high-pressure jet of water to blast away any clogs that are forming while also scrubbing away any sticky residue. This drain-safe process uses no chemicals to damage the drain line or create toxic fumes in your home.

Call (301) 278-8786 to schedule a professional drain cleaning or any other plumbing services you need from the licensed plumbers at A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning. We offer 24/7 emergency service and a complete warranty on all of our repairs and plumbing services.