Staying on top of your plumbing needs is essential for saving yourself money, time, and hardship. Why wait until something breaks and floods your home? Perform routine maintenance and work with an experienced plumber who can help you keep track of the work that needs to be done.
Change Your Water Filter
Whether you have municipal water or a well, you do have a filter that needs to be changed regularly. For city water, this can wait for about half a year between changes. Well, water, however, needs a change every three months.
The reason is that minerals in water can begin to affect plumbing elsewhere in your home. Water quality will likely degrade, giving off a strange odor or taste. It will also begin to clog faucets and showerheads.
Disconnect Hoses in the Winter Time So That Your Faucet Doesn’t Freeze
The big mistake homeowners make heading into the winter is not disconnecting exterior hose connections. This is a simple job that you can do yourself. Any garden, pool, or sprinkler systems that are not winterized should be disconnected. Leaving them connected comes with a risk of freezing over winter.
When these sources freeze, it can extend into your exterior faucet. This can lead to burst pipes or serious leaks on the inside as the weather puts pressure on the faucet. Save yourself the headache of a burst pipe by maintaining your exterior plumbing accessories.
Washing Machine Hoses
They’re cheap, easy to install, and a disaster waiting to happen: washing machine hoses. Routinely checking and replacing older hoses can help prevent the danger of a flooded laundry room due to a loose or broken hose.
Water is always at the ready in washing machine hoses. This means that the second it is needed, it comes out with force. If a hose breaks or becomes loose, hundreds of gallons can come pouring out of a hose connection before anyone realizes it. In fact, some systems can pump out about 100 gallons every ten minutes.
Faucets that leak from the joint of the handle could be hiding a dark secret. If you have a leaking faucet joint, it’s beyond time to shimmy under your kitchen sink and shine a flashlight upwards. You will likely find the wood or particleboard your faucet sits in has become warped and moldy due to this constant slow leak above.
This sort of leak not only costs you in repairs and possible serious mold removal efforts, but it can also cost you on your water bill as well. Maintaining leaks in a timely manner saves you money and hard work.
Do you have routine maintenance that needs to get tackled by Ace Plumbing? We are ready to jump in and get it set before the problem costs you a lot of time and money. Give us a call to set up an appointment today at (410) 256-7900.