A DIY Plumbing Maintenance Checklist for You
A DIY Plumbing Maintenance Checklist for YouJanuary 25 / 2016
Regular maintenance goes a long way toward sustaining a working plumbing system. Homeowners who are on top of kitchen and bathroom plumbing maintenance will reap the rewards. Minor repairs are less expensive than major repair or replacement services. While it’s always a good idea to call a licensed plumber if you have questions, we know that educated homeowners experience fewer problems. That is why we put together this professional grade plumbing maintenance checklist for you to identify and repair small problems on your own.
Kitchen Plumbing MaintenanceYour home’s kitchen can be a source of plumbing leaks and clogs. Here are some maintenance tips to keep your sinks and drains in top condition.
- Inspect your sinks for leaks. This is the hardest-working fixture in the kitchen. Leaks can form quickly and virtually anywhere. Check your faucet, garbage disposal, under-sink piping, and the faucet’s sprayer.
- Look for signs of water damage under the sink.
- Use your garbage disposal according to manufacturer recommendations.
- Clean the sink drain regularly to get rid of debris. There are chemical cleaners that are safe or you can search online for natural solutions.
Bathroom Plumbing MaintenanceThe #1 service call we receive at Rooter Hero Plumbing is for a clogged toilet. But, toilet clogs aren’t the only bathroom plumbing problems that our customer experience. Check out these maintenance tips for a watertight bathroom.
- Clear drains. If drains have hair or other visible debris, remove it by hand or by using drain snake.
- Check the base of the toilet and around faucets and shower heads for leaks.
- Repair running toilets. This is a cheap and easy fix that can be completed in as little as 5 minutes.
- Clean faucets or shower heads that have limescale buildup. If necessary, replace the fixtures if cleaning doesn’t work.