Take Care of Your Home Plumbing System

By Scott Rodgers

Every home owner has to face some plumbing issues at some point of time or the other. Even in a newly installed plumbing system, issues like blocked drains, leaking fixtures and faucets can come up any time.

It is a little difficult to prevent every plumbing problem, but, yes by being a little more careful and regularly maintaining the plumbing system, you can reduce the possibility of many major problems later on down the road.

Many a times you will come across a leaking tap or any other fixture. This can be an indication of loose pipes or missing o-rings. You can get a clearer idea by removing the faucet spout and can then see if the o-rings need replacement or not. But do not ignore even the minutest problem as it can be very troublesome later on.

If replacing the o-rings does not stop the leak, then you should call a plumber to do a routine check up. Repairing minor damage quickly may save a lot of money later on and will also help in saving water.

Drains, another important part of home plumbing system. It is very important to keep them running all the time otherwise you can be in a real mess. Avoid draining things like hair, fat, grease, kid's toys down the drains as these can easily result into a clog.

It is very important to check the main water valve as it controls the water flow of the entire home. The very first thing that you should do when you come across any plumbing emergency is to shut off the main water valve to prevent any further damage. Then you can call a plumber to fix the issue. The valve is generally located near the main water supply pipes.

To test the main water valve, turn on the water in a sink or bathtub. Turn off the main valve. The water should turn off completely. If the valve isn't working, you should consider engaging a professional plumbing company to replace the control valve.

Plumbing is a very essential component of home and it is rightly said that plumbing is a great way to improve the quality of life in your home. So, spending a little time and effort over your home plumbing system will be fruitful in the future. Never ignore minor leaks or small defects as they can turn in to real big problems in future. So, always consult a plumber to get them fixed at the earliest. - 29857

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