Now that spring has come, you might be wondering how to save some money. Well, that starts with taking a good look at the performance of the plumbing systems in your home. Leaks, clogs, and cracks can cause all sorts of headaches for you. Here’s how to avoid those problems going forward.
In the Bathroom and Kitchen
Look at every faucet in your home. It doesn’t matter if the faucet is in the bathroom or the kitchen. Sometimes, the leak might also be coming from a deep sink in the laundry room. Investigating the source of any plumbing problems is the first step in saving more money than you might think. Fix any leaks that you find to prevent mold and mildew-related problems. You should also check the toilet for any possible leaks as well. Do what you can with the water supply valves that feed sinks and toilets to get rid of rust, mineral buildup, and hard water. Clean out the drains and make sure there isn’t any debris left behind by hair, dirt, or soap scum.
For Heating and Appliances
Now it’s time to move onto the other areas of your home. First, your water heater needs some attention. Drain some of the water in it, but don’t flush it out; this reduces the sediment in the bottom of the tank. Also, if your current water heater is more than 15 years old, then it’s time to replace it with a more advanced one. Make sure you empty the lint trap of your washing machine and the trap for your dryer, as well. Also, it’s now to make sure that your air conditioner is working as it should.
Before turning your hose to start watering the lawn or washing the car, make sure that there aren’t any cracks caused by freezing temperatures or cold water. Then, check the sump pump to make sure that it’s still working fine, and test the water supply valve. Finally, inspect the gutters, downspouts, and drains around the outside of your home to double check that they aren’t clogged or damaged.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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