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Tips to Prevent Common Plumbing Problems

Knowing how to catch plumbing problems early on is the best way to prevent serious leaks, burst pipes, and clogged drains. Homeowners should be keep an eye out for these common plumbing problems.

Plumbing Tips:

  • Leaky Toilet – Toilet leaks are a common plumbing problem that can waste several thousands of gallons of water each year. If you think that you may have a toilet leak, put a few drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. If the dye shows up in the bowl the following morning, you will need to replace your flush valve.
  • Kitchen Sink Clogs – Are you paying attention to what goes down your sink? Cooking oil, grease and other fats can cause serious plumbing problems. Make sure you have a strainer in place and that you properly dispose of waste.
  • Outdoor Faucets – Keep an eye on your outdoor faucet as the weather starts to cool. Turn off all faucets and drain them for the winter. This will help keep them in good shape during the freezing season.
  • Water Heater Water heaters generally last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. Homeowners should regularly check their water heaters for signs of rusting or leakage, especially if they are older.

For more tips on how to manage and prevent common plumbing problems in your home, check out this article. If you do experience any plumbing problems, contact our professional technicians. Call (412) 265-2662 to contact our heating, cooling and plumbing professionals.