Prevent Plumbing Emergencies
Why do San Diego families pay a premium for new houses? Fewer repair headaches! With brand new pipes, faucets, water heaters and more, homeowners can put the tool boxes away and their feet up for a few years. If you are lucky enough to have a brand new plumbing system as well as the years’ experience knowing the ways it can go wrong, you may have the presence of mind to provide some preventative care up front, saving you money and hassle long term. Any quality plumber San Diego families rely on should provide those with new homes or even home remodels these tips to keep plumbing emergencies at a minimum.
Give the Kids and Spouse Some Plumbing Lessons
Promise them ice cream or extra “screen time,” but make sure they know how to turn off the whole house water (valve at the front of the garage), as well as turn off the water to each toilet and under sinks. The faster gushing water can be shut off, the less water damage and expense you’re in for. Teaching them how to use a plunger, too, not only prevents bathroom floods, it takes a bit of responsibility from mom and dad’s plates. Everyone should be responsible for their own clog!
Yes, they’re pretty, shady and new homeowners love them, but their roots can create havoc on sewer systems. Plant trees as far from your home as possible and avoid deep-rooted, fast-growing species. Know where your home’s lateral plumbing line is located and keep new trees away from there as well.
Keep These Items out of Your Sinks and Garbage Disposal
- hamburger grease
- rice and pasta
- stringy vegetables like celery
- fruit and vegetable peels
- large pieces of any food
- banana peels
- nut shells
- bones and fruit pits
We know it’s dull as dishwater, but try to keep a mental note of your water bill, watching for ay increases over 20%. The faster you find a hidden leak, the better. For specific instructions on testing for water leaks, read our blog post, “Sudden Low Water Pressure in San Diego? Fast Ways to Leaks.”
Drain Sediment from Your Water Heater Yearly
The high mineral content in San Diego water makes this tip particularly important. Getting that sediment out of your water heater not reduces the chances of pipe blockage, it reduces hard water stains on your dishes and improves water quality overall. Have a plumber San Diego families rate highly inspect the water heater every two years. If you’re considering a plumbing remodel, a water filtration system is an affordable way to save money long-term.
Listen for that “Water Hammer” Sound If you hear banging in your walls when you turn your water on or off, you could either have a water pressure regulator issue or loose pipes at risk of rupturing. A plumber can find unstable pipes and secure them before they burst and cause a flood.
Perry Plumbing Helps You Avoid Plumbing Emergencies
If you’re the owner of a brand new plumbing system, whether through a new home purchase or a remodel, chances are you’ll want to keep those pipes, valves and fixtures in tip top shape for as long as you can. We salute you! Our 40 years experience serving San Diego families and written satisfaction guarantee ensures that we will match you with a Perry Plumbing professional who’s fixed plumbing problems just like yours. Curious about an aspect of your plumbing system? Feel free to call us at 619-472-2112. We’re happy to answer your questions over the phone. Our San Diego plumbing service discounts and coupons apply to preventative services like water heater flushing, pipe inspection, drain cleaning and more. Join us on Facebook to get plumbing tips that prevent floods and emergencies.