How To Prevent Plumbing Disasters
Preventive Plumbing Maintenance can help keep you clear of Plumbing Disasters. Plumbing Maintenance can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollar.
Main Water Valve
One of the first things you should know is how to turn off your main water valve. You should find out where your main water meter shut off valve is located and how to shut off your water in case of a emergency. To do this you will need a meter key. Once you have the key go and shut off the main valve so that you know how to turn it off and that it is working properly. If you are unable to turn the valve, call your water company and tell them the valve cannot be turned off. They will usually send someone out to replace it at no cost.
You should also try to locate the main house shut off, It will be a ball valve or gate valve. It is not always easy to find, try looking in the basement, crawl spaces, or in your front yard. If you find it great, If not stick with using the water meter. If you are unable to find it a plumber can probably show you where it is the next time you have a service call.
If you have older plumbing like galvanized water lines. Look for rusty spots on pipes or rust around the fittings. If it looks like you have a problem give your friendly neighborhood Oakville Plumbers a call. We will come out, inspect your plumbing and give you a estimate on repair or replacing lines.
Water Heater Maintenance
Your water heater is one of the most common causes of interior water damage. Look for rust on the pipes and on the tank itself. Also, look for water leaks around the pipes and the tank itself. Call Mister Plumber in Oakville if you think you have a problem. If your water heater is located inside the house make sure that a drain pan is installed under the tank that will carry the water outside if a leak does occur.
If you are going away from home for an extended period of time such as a long weekend or vacation you should shut off your water main and if you own a gas heater turn you water heater to vacation setting on the control dial. If you have an electrical water heater shut off your electrical breaker. That way if something happens you will not come home to a flooded house.
You should have a Oakville Plumber come out and inspect your plumbing occasionally, especially if you have older piping. Doing this will give you peace of mind and take care of potential issues before they become big expensive problems.
If you would like Mister Plumber in Oakville to come check your plumbing to make sure everything is working properly or if you need new plumbing installed or existing plumbing repaired – Call us 416 939 1530 or fill the form for Online Free Estimate.