Plumbing is that one home system you never want to have to think about. It’s not glamorous, but it’s one of the most vital parts of your home. That’s why you should make plumbing resolutions in 2023 and include a plumbing inspection in your yearly home maintenance schedule. With a few preventative measures, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your home’s plumbing system is in great shape. Here’s a checklist to help you get started.
Clean and Clear the Drains
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The feeling of waiting for that sink to drain finally is the worst. Make sure that doesn’t happen to you by giving all your drains a good cleaning in the new year. Start with the master suite by removing the sink stopper and clearing out any debris. If you spot any hair, use a pair of pliers or try a plunger to get it out.
Don’t forget about the kitchen sink; give it a good scrub to remove any gunk build-up. You’d be surprised how much soap scum can accumulate! Last but not least, give the guest bathroom a drain cleaning. These drains are common culprits of clogs, so it’s best to start the year off on the right foot.
To clean the drains, mix a cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of white vinegar, and hot water to flush out the pipes. You may need to call a plumber if you notice a slowdown.
Look For Any Leaks
Leaks can be sneaky and hard to detect until you see a huge water bill. To avoid that, inspect the faucets and look for drips and dripping sounds. Other signs of leaks include a musty smell or dampness around the sink, toilet, or tub.
Inspect the shower head for any corrosion or rust. If necessary, replace it with a new one to avoid leaks in the future. It can also help to tighten the screws or replace them if needed. Last but not least, check for any signs of leaks at the base of your toilets. Pay attention to the water level and any puddles that may appear. It might be time to replace the wax seal if you notice any water around the base of the toilet.
Since leaks can happen without you noticing, keeping an eye on your water usage throughout the year is best. You should also be aware of any unexpected increases in your water bill.
Schedule a Full Plumbing Inspection
The best way to ensure your plumbing is in the best shape is to have a professional plumber inspect everything. Schedule an appointment at least once a year to thoroughly examine your plumbing system. They will assess the pipes, valves, and water pressure as well. From there, they can make necessary repairs to keep your plumbing safe and running smoothly.
During the appointment, they can also identify potential problems and help you address them before they become a bigger issue. Make sure to ask questions during the inspection and take notes of any advice they give you.
The new year is the best time to start fresh. Make sure your plumbing is up to date and running smoothly by following these tips and scheduling a full inspection with a professional plumber. This will ensure that your home’s plumbing is in good shape for the rest of 2023 and many years.
Don’t wait until it’s too late; start the year with Sin City Plumbing and enjoy a problem-free 2023! We can help you with all your plumbing needs like clogged drains, stopped-up toilets, faucet leaks, sewer line problems, water leaks, and water heater repair. Contact Sin City Plumbing today and get a head start on your plumbing maintenance for the year.