Durham Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tasks

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Drain Cleaning Durham, Drain Repair Durham, Leak Detection Durham, Leak Repair Durham

With springtime being close, Drain Repair and Cleaning Durham would like to make certain the following plumbing suggestions are included to Durham NC property owners spring cleaning lists.  By doing this, will help ensure that ones plumbing will not require our assistance for an emergency plumbing repair.  Nearly all of these plumbing upkeep projects will not take a great deal of time to carry out as well.

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1. Take a look at outside and inside faucets for any water leaks.  Often times, property owners can fix these on their own.  It is incredible just how much water can be saved simply by ensuring that water leaks and drips are not taking place.

2. Toilets may have leaks as well.  Examine at the tank and bowl to make certain there are no cracks.  Additionally, the flapper in the tank cannot be closing adequately and water will flow and continue to run.  One can analyze this by adding around 6 drops of food coloring within the toilet tank.  Look at the bowl in THIRTY minutes to observe if any of the color is found.  If that’s the case, there may be a water leak.  Likewise make certain toilets flush adequately without needing to hold the handle down or giggle it.

3. Have a look at water lines beneath all sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms to assure there are no water leaks.  Place your hand on the floor beneath the drains as well, to ensure they are not damp.

4. It is a great idea to utilize strainers in shower and bath drains to capture hair and particles from entering ones plumbing drain, assisting to avoid a Durham drain repair.

5. It is excellent to pour some water into floor drains and other drains that are generally not utilized often so the traps get full.  It helps keep smells out of the residence.  If any of the drains aren’t draining rapidly, they need to have a good expert drain cleaning.

6. Hot water heater tanks must not be set greater than 120 degrees.  If the water heater temperature setting hasn’t been examined lately, please do this.  Sometimes if the tank is situated in a garage or basement where there may be activity close to the tank, it could easily get knocked by accident.  If the temperature  is greater than 120 degrees it may be too hot for the skin and result in burns.  It is advisable to empty a couple of gallons of water out of the storage tank to reduce extra particles that normally gathers within the storage tank.  It will considerably improve the performance and life-span of the water heater as well.Leak Repair Durham

7. Gutters and drain spouts ought to be cleaned out from any remaining fall leaves and twigs.

8. Outdoor faucets really should be run to guarantee water runs appropriately and there are no leaks around the faucet or hose bibs.

9. If one owns a sprinkler system, run it to be sure the sprayers are generally functioning as they should.

10. If one has a sump pump, put some water in the pit to be sure it operates effectively.  Examine to be sure it stops running when it should too.  With early spring rains, it is excellent to ensure the sump pump is functioning before the rains arrive.

That ought to be a fine review of springtime home plumbing maintenance inspections.  Drain Repair and Cleaning Durham NC is available 24 hours a day for any kind of emergency plumbing repairs, so don’t think twice to give us a phone call!