7 Things to Know Before Plumbing Maintenance

Plumbing maintenance is one of the most important things you can do your home. However, if you’re a first time homeowner, you may not be familiar enough with the ins and outs of your plumbing system to even attempt it.

In fact, when you imagine what the typical plumbing system looks like, you may only be thinking about a few essential fixtures like sinks and toilets. You may not even consider the smaller yet just as essential features like water main valves and water pressure regulators. Failure to acknowledge and check these parts may wind up being your costliest mistake. If there is a lingering plumbing problem that goes unfixed, it will grow into something far worse that will make living in your home downright headache-inducing. Without knowledge on some of your plumbing’s smaller features, you not have any idea to stop the problem, leaving you more likely to experience problems like higher spending on plumbing repair and lower fixture efficiency. This can lead to higher amounts of stress and keep you from living comfortably in your home.

Tips for DIY Plumbing Maintenance

When this is your first time owning a home, multiple plumbing problems building up all at once can be incredibly overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you study up on the ins and outs of your plumbing system, you’ll be able to avoid all the stress and experience the highly efficient plumbing you deserve.

The next time you’re planning to maintain your plumbing system, please keep these 7 basic yet essential parts in mind when considering plumbing maintenance. They are all crucial to keeping your plumbing system running:

Water Main Valve

Knowing where your water main valve is located will prove helpful in an emergency situation. Since the valve will control the flow of water in your home, it will be a great help in the event of a burst pipe. Once you know its location, you can turn it off quickly to ensure water doesn’t flood the surrounding area and lead to serious water damage.

Water Pressure Regulator

This part is essential in keeping water pressure at a safe level. This is especially beneficial if you’re using the shower or washing dishes. While you certainly don’t want water pressure too low, high pressure can bring serious damage to your home, especially if it puts strain on your pipes.

Cut-Off Valves

These parts will cut off water flow to fixtures like toilets and sinks. For example, if you are experiencing leaks or other problems with these fixtures, the valves will allow you to cut off water flow to them until the issue is fixed.

Hot Water Valve

Hot water is essential to life in your home, but there may come a point where it gets too hot and verges on scalding. The hot water valve will ensure you stay away from this temperature. Don’t worry; you’ll still have hot water for that morning shower, but the temperature will be kept at a safe level.

Water Meters

A water meter will let you know the overall health of your plumbing system. Modern water meters will take it one step further by letting you know your water usage and if there are any leaks in your home causing you to lose water.

Gas Valve

This part is highly important to your overall level of safety. For any gas water heaters, this valve will play a huge role in controlling gas pressure and ensure levels aren’t too strong. It will also help you avoid the risk of a gas leak.

Sewer and Water Lines

Don’t just consider the plumbing fixtures inside your home! Sewer and water lines connect outside and, often underground. They act as means for water to travel to and from the house. If they malfunction, you may notice fixtures inside the home backing up all at once or puddles of dirty water appearing on your front lawn (which will require sewer repair).

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You can take comfort in knowing that Radiant will be available at any point to help make your plumbing system work better than ever. Regardless if you’re a first time homeowner or you have lived in the same house for years, our team of local plumbers is ready to meet any and all plumbing needs to guarantee your 100% satisfaction. We offer any plumbing service, ranging from work on water heaters to devising effective drain cleaning solutions. Even if you think your plumbing needs are too obscure, you can count us to find the perfect solution that meets them. Our work will provide you with several benefits that extend beyond just a working toilet or sink. You will experience greater efficiency that will see you save more money on plumbing bills and your fixtures work efficiently. Better yet, you will walk away with a greater understanding of your plumbing system so you’ll know what to do when a problem arises. Even if you’re not a licensed plumber with all the formal training and qualifications, we’ll help you become plumbing savvy. Above all else, you will be able to stay at a better peace of mind, especially when you know your family has a plumbing system they can rely on.

Contact Radiant Plumbing and Air at 833-656-4056 today if you want to enjoy greater convenience around your home by having one of our professionals conduct highly effect plumbing maintenance!

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