Top 3 Fall Home Maintenance Disasters
Inspection of Your Water Heater
A routine inspection of your water heater by your local plumber can save you stress, money and time. With proper care, your water heater can last for years. You use your water heater appliance every day.
It should be checked out at least twice a year by a professional plumber for possible problems.
Your plumber will check for cracks, leaks and pipes that are rotting out. The technician can also set the temperature to 115 degrees F to help save on energy.
Turning your temperature down on your hot water heater will prevent the heater from overheating.
A plumber will check to make sure you heater is in perfect running condition.
He will check for pressure and make sure he can hear the gurgling sound which means the water is being released back into the drain tube.
If there is no gurgling sound, you plumber can replace the tubing and make sure the appliance is safe. A leaking hot water heater can cause major damages in your home if left unchecked.
Upgrade Hoses and Fixtures
A professional plumber will check all your hoses and fixtures for any leaks or cracks. Any worn hoses will be replaced with metallic ones that are more efficient.
Waterline raisers, pipes and valves are also checked and replaced as necessary. Residential homes have complex plumbing systems that should be professionally checked and updated as needed.
Your home as many appliances that should be checked, including the homes wet bar and automatic fire sprinklers. A professional plumber will walk through your home and inspect the floors, walls and ceilings for any problematic signs that may cause you an unforeseen disaster.
Trapped moisture can cause wooden ceilings to crack. Your plumber can replace rubber hoses with copper or stainless steel piping. The plumber is the professional and he knows what signs to look for and will suggest the proper solutions for your situation before a disaster occurs.
Sink Drain Maintenance
Bathroom and kitchen drains become clogged easily and will slow down the draining process. Hair, food particles and other debris can cause serious problems.
You should never throw cooking oil or grease down your kitchen sink. A professional plumber will have the knowledge and proper tools to clear the drains.
Only a highly trained plumber can detect septic tank and clogged drain problems. Expert plumbers will check your plumbing system and give you preventative solutions in order to avoid any plumbing disasters.
If it can go wrong, it will – unless you keep up with a regular maintenance schedule. Call Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 to get your Little Rock, AZ home inspected.