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Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Since your plumbing system is a very important one and crucial to ensuring a smooth household, you’ll want to perform routine maintenance to stop problems before they arise. Keep your plumbing on the right track by following these maintenance tips:

Keep an eye out for trouble: Little leaks can lead to huge problems. Make sure to keep an eye out for anything that looks unusual or seems like an impending plumbing failure. Leaking faucets, damp cabinets, or dripping refrigerators are all signs that require service immediately.

Repair problems early: Even though a leaky faucet might not seem like a big deal, the moisture it releases puts wear on the sink fixtures and can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Keep your home clean and dry and stay on top of these problems as soon as they arise.

Be aware of your surroundings: When a plumbing system fails, it’s important to know how you can stop the flood. Make sure you’re familiar with where the main shut off valve for your home’s water supply is and be prepared with the necessary tools you might need. There are few things more frustrating than a missing flashlight or a misplaced key when water is pouring through your house from a broken pipe.

Learn how to fix minor problems: With a little knowledge, some how-to books and an assortment of tools, most of us can handle small plumbing emergencies. Learn about the basics of fixing minor issues to help get a handle on bigger ones before they start. Of course, always turn to the professionals for their expertise and skills on how to solve all of your plumbing problems.

Make sure to practice routine plumbing maintenance to keep your system working efficiently. If any issues arise, give Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call. We’re here to help answer all of your plumbing questions and take care of any problems you might have. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (412) 265-2662 or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.