Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of gushing water. A real life nightmare. Your home depends on a properly functioning plumbing system. But as a homeowner you know a lot can go wrong. Clogs, leaks, broken pipes, burst washing machine hoses and sewer backups can lead to costly repairs and damage to your home. Here are some preventative steps you can take to make sure that your plumbing doesn’t keep you up at night.
Look For Signs of Water Leaks
Burst washing machine hoses are a common cause of catastrophic water damage. A braided steel hose can prevent leaks. Look for drips, leaks and mold build-up around your dish washer, under sinks, and around the water heater. These areas should be dry. Catching a water problem early can be an easy fix.
Install a water shut-off device. When it comes in contact with water it automatically shuts of your home’s water. Pretty cool.
Finally, know the location of your main water shut-off valve. It could be in your basement, or in your yard. And be sure to mark it with a tag. Knowing where to shut of your home’s water could save you a lot of damage.
You can avoid unexpected plumbing problems. Have Anthony’s Plumbing perform a whole house inspection so that those drips don’t turn into disasters. If you would like more information on these preventative steps, give us a call.