Plumbing Maintenance Guide for Homeowners

Home maintenance does just include your roof, electrical wiring, and furniture upgrade. You also need to ensure that your plumbing inside and outside your home works properly. This is because any plumbing issue requires higher expenses and serious damages frequently take days and even weeks to be dealt with.

What do you need to know about plumbing maintenance?

An essential element of plumbing maintenance is having the ability to determine prospective issues even before they become worse. Thus, you need to find out the best ways to repair small issues immediately to avoid triggering significant damages to the whole system.

One of the secrets to efficient plumbing maintenance is determining all parts of the system. Aside from pipelines, toilet components, sinks, bathtubs and showers, the system likewise includes your laundry centers and all the drains pipes in your house. Understanding where each part goes will make the process less difficult.

What are the factors to consider in plumbing maintenance?

To make plumbing maintenance easier, professional plumbers suggest looking at the guide below:

Water Leaks

  • Look for indications of leakages such as water spots, watermarks, and puddles of water near or below where your pipelines lie. Not all leaks can be seen immediately, so if you can check even behind your walls, do so.
  • If you see any signs of molding around your pipeline, this is an indication of rust and better have it checked by a professional plumber

Water Pressure

  • Look for adequate and constant water circulation, especially in your faucets and shower. If the water streams continually with just enough force, it implies that there are no issues with your water line. Otherwise, you may need to have your plumbing checked for sediment accumulation and obstructions.

Drain pipes

  • Check the speed of your drain in all your sinks, showers and tubs. If it drains pipes gradually, you may have a clogged drain or obstructed vent pipeline.
  • Check for signs of bubbles and gurgling noises as these might be indications of plumbing issues as well.

Bathroom plumbing

  • Look inside your toilet tank to examine the parts and whether it is flushing correctly. Look for indications of rusting and damages on the parts. You will have to change the broken parts as quickly as possible to avoid more extreme issues.
  • Check for indications of leakages after you have flushed. This might either be constant running water in the tank after flushing or existence of puddles of water around your toilet.
  • Look for broken tiles or loose caulking in the shower and sinks. Keep in mind that these might be indications of decaying or mildew development triggered by leakages in your pipelines and pipes systems.

All throughout the home

  • Switch on each faucet throughout your home, even those that are set up in your yard and garage. While it is turned on, look for indications of leakages and water coming out of the handles and valves.

It is best to have your plumbing professional inspect your water lines and seal any leakages immediately. Call Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC.


Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 267-9733

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