7 Step Plumbing Maintenance Checklist That Could Save You Thousands

We get it,

Life can get hectic, and just sometimes, plumbing is the last thing you have on your mind.

But trust us when we say that just a little maintenance you do now, can save you a time, money, and a whole bunch of headaches down the road.

That's why we've put together this in-depth 7-step plumbing maintenance checklist just for you. Let's get started -

Step 1: Check for Hidden Leaks

Start by inspecting all visible pipes, faucets, and fixtures for any signs of leaks.

Don't forget to check under sinks, around toilets, and behind appliances.

Even a small drip can add up to big water waste and costly damage if left unchecked.

Step 2: Test Your Water Pressure

Low water pressure can indicate a clog or other issues within your plumbing system.

Test the water pressure in your sinks, showers, and outdoor faucets to ensure everything is flowing smoothly.

If you notice any issues, it could be time to give us a call.

Step 3: Inspect Your Water Heater

Your water heater works hard year-round, so it's important to return the favor every once in a while.

Check for any signs of rust or corrosion on the tank, and make sure the pressure relief valve is functioning correctly.

Flushing the tank annually can help prevent sediment buildup and prolong the lifespan of your water heater.

Step 4: Clear Your Drains

Clogged drains are a common plumbing issue that can lead to backups and not-so-great odors.

Preventative maintenance is key here. Use a drain snake or environmentally-friendly drain cleaner to clear out any buildup in your sinks, showers, and tubs.

Try to avoid using chemical drain cleaners, they can cause damage to your pipes over time.

Step 5: Insulate Your Pipes

As temperatures drop, exposed pipes are at risk of freezing and bursting.

Insulating your pipes can help prevent this costly problem. Focus on pipes in unheated areas like basements, crawl spaces, attics, etc. 

Don't forget outdoor faucets – if possible, detach hoses and install frost-proof spigots.

Step 6: Check Your Toilet for Leaks

Toilets are notorious for silent leaks that can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day.

Drop a few drops of food coloring into the tank and wait a few minutes. If the color appears in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak that needs to be addressed promptly.

Step 7: Schedule Professional Maintenance

Last but certainly not least, don't underestimate the power of professional plumbing maintenance.

Our team has the expertise and tools to catch potential issues early, saving you time, money, and stress in the long run. Schedule an annual plumbing inspection to keep your system running smoothly year-round.

There you have it – Our 7-step plumbing maintenance checklist to keep your home's plumbing in top shape.

Remember, a little preventative maintenance goes a long way in saving you plenty of time, money, and headaches down the road. If you have any questions or need assistance with any of these steps, do not hesitate to reach out! 

Happy plumbing!