So many of us are guilty of letting minor plumbing issues slip to the bottom of the to-do list – that is until something goes drastically wrong. Luckily, by taking a few proactive measures, you can actually save yourself some money and time (and a lot of headaches). Here’s a checklist of what you can do to ensure your plumbing is working in prime condition.
Identify areas that need attention – and fix them
Take the time to walk around your home or workspace and identify small leaks. These little drops of water cost you more money than you realize and shouldn’t be neglected. Not only will you save money by having the leaking pipes or faucets repaired, but you won’t have to listen to the steady dripping sound (which we all know can be annoying).
Also, take the proper steps to cover exposed drains with hair strainers, and update old fixtures such as faucets and showerheads to lower your energy bill. Also, pay attention to the weather to ensure that you’re properly caring for your pipes at all temperatures. Be mindful that you’ll be able to fix some plumbing issues on your own, but others will require a professional. You don’t want to do more damage that will add to the price when you do call in the experts.
Schedule (and keep) appointments for routine maintenance
We know that life gets busy, and when you see that regular plumbing check-up on the calendar, it can be easy to cancel or reschedule. But, if you don’t want to see money fly out the window for a plumbing emergency in the future, then these regular check-ups are critical. Take advantage of the visit to ask your plumber about other areas that you can save money in and what you should look for when you listen and visually inspect your own pipes.
Communicate with everyone proper plumbing care
Whether you address the issue with a family meeting, or you hang up signs in the bathrooms and break room at the office, let people know that they shouldn’t do things such as flush dental floss down the toilet or put oil down a sink. Many times the issues we have with our plumbing could have been prevented with a little precaution, and there is no better time to get started than right now!
Keep your plumbing in prime condition by calling the experienced SSI team at (703) 968-0606. Don’t forget to ask about our plumbing maintenance certificate to schedule your yearly check up! Our mission is to keep your plumbing pristine and affordable!