Alexandria Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tasks

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

With springtime being almost here, Drain Repair and Cleaning Alexandria would like to make sure that the following plumbing strategies are included to Alexandria VA property owners spring cleaning lists.  By doing this, will help ensure ones plumbing will not require our assistance for an emergency plumbing repair.  Nearly all of these plumbing upkeep responsibilities tend not to take very much time to accomplish as well.

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1. Look at outside and inside faucets for any water leaks.  Frequently, property owners can fix these on their own.  It is incredible just how much water can be saved simply by making certain water leaks and drips are not occurring.

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

3. Check out water lines beneath all sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms to be certain there are no water leaks.  Place your hand on the floor beneath the drains as well, to be certain they are not damp.

4. It is a good option to utilize strainers in shower and bath drains to capture hair and particles from entering ones plumbing drain, assisting to reduce an Alexandria drain repair.

5. It is excellent to pour some water into floor drains and other drains that aren’t utilized often so the traps get full.  It can help keep smells out of the home.  If any of the drains aren’t draining speedily, they will need a good expert drain cleaning.

6. Hot water heater tanks shouldn’t be set greater than 120 degrees.  If the water heater temperature setting hasn’t been inspected lately, please do this.  Often times if the tank is placed in a garage or basement where there is often 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 trigger burns.  It is smart to empty a couple of gallons of water out of the storage tank to eliminate extra particles that normally accumulates within the storage tank.  It will significantly raise the performance and life-span of the water heater as well.Leak Repair Alexandria VA

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

8. Outdoor faucets must be run to be certain water runs correctly and there are no leaks around the faucet or hose bibs.

9. If one owns a sprinkler system, run it to make certain the sprayers are generally operating as they should.

10. If one has a sump pump, put some water in the pit to make certain it works properly.  Examine to ensure it stops running when it should too.  With early spring rains, it is excellent to be certain the sump pump is operating before the rains arrive.

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