Plumbing is one of the most important parts of our homes. Plumbing is what allows us to keep ourselves clean. It helps us clean out dishes, clothes, and homes. Many homes are even heated using hot water. Because plumbing is so important to our homes, it makes sense that Calgary homeowners should make sure that all of their plumbing is kept in good repair. After all, a burst pipe or leaky sink can cause a lot of water damage. It’s just a good idea to keep everything in working order.
The Bathroom(s) of your home will likely house the majority of your plumbing. You’ll want to check if any of the faucets are dripping; those little leaks are easy to fix and save a lot of water. When left, a leak faucet will only leak more and more as time goes by. If you check your faucets every few months, you should catch any dripping before its a real problem. We’ve written our fair share of blogs on preventing clogs, speeding up a slow drain and unplugging a toilet keeping faucets and toilets in working order free from clogs and draining at the right speed is all part of regular plumbing maintenance.
The Kitchen with its sinks and dishwasher is also quite the water hog. The kitchen sink gets a lot of use and probably sees more than its fair share of grease. While oils and other materials really shouldn’t go down a sink, they pretty often find there way down it anyways. This means that of all your sinks and faucets, your kitchen one should get the most attention. Be sure to clean out the pipes below your kitchen sink regularly. If your kitchen has a garbage disposal, you’ll also want to have that check for leaks.
Plumbing Elsewhere. Laundry rooms and outdoor hoses can also benefit from a little plumbing maintenance. Washing machines (especially front loading machines) can suffer from mould growth if they aren’t kept clean. Throw a cup of baking soda in the drum of the washing machine and turn it onto the hottest and longest cycle. That should take care of any mould that has built up. Remember to leave the door of the washing machine open when it’s not in use. Outdoor faucets should be checked for leaks each spring, but don’t need too much maintenance otherwise.
The amount of plumbing maintenance that needs to get done in a house may seem overwhelming. If you divide the chores and rooms up so that you have just one job a month, it can be a lot more manageable. And, of course, if you ever feel like you need help with the plumbing in your Calgary home, the experts at Plumbing Paramedics are here to help! Call us today at (403) 452-2911.