Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

Basic preventative plumbing maintenance can help you avoid serious plumbing problems. Here are some ways you can ensure your plumbing system is functioning properly and effectively.

Turn Off Those Taps

A dripping tap is more than just an annoying sound; it can waste up to 15 gallons of water per day and add approximately $100 to your yearly water bill. To avoid wasting precious water, make sure you turn your taps off all the way. If a fully closed tap continues to leak, have it repaired or replaced. Investing in plumbing maintenance now will help you save money in the long run.

Expose Hidden Leaks

Not all water leaks can be spotted with the naked eye. Some leaks are hidden and require some detective work on the part of the property owner to be found. To determine if your home or office has any hidden leaks, check your water meter before and after a specific period of time when no water has been used. If the meter has changed, there may be a leak lurking somewhere in your home or office.

Don't Ignore Your Drains

Drains are often overlooked until they become clogged and no longer work effectively. To keep your drains in working order and avoid unwanted build-up, pour a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down them on a monthly basis. In the bathroom, use strainers in the sink and bathtub drains to keep hair and soap out of your pipes. Avoid using harsh chemical drain cleaners as they are harmful to the environment and can damage your pipes. Ray Plumbers can fix this at very low cost and prevent higher costs and emergency issues in the future.

Look After Your Leaking Toilets

Your toilets can be the home’s of office’s biggest water waster, with toilet flushing accounting for 30 percent of daily home/office water usage. To test your toilet for leaks, drop some food coloring into the tank. If the color seeps into the toilet bowl within 10 to 15 minutes, your toilet has a leak. Prevent unnecessary water-loss by ensuring your toilet is leak-free. Call Ray Plumbers for Free Estimation.

Listen To Your Toilet

If your toilet is making a gurgling noise, your home might be experiencing main drain problems. If the main drain was installed prior to 1980, there is a good chance it is made of clay and therefore easily penetrated by tree roots. A ‘gurgling toilet’ and wet marks around floor drains are early indications that underground roots are growing and placing pressure on your pipes. Listen to your toilet and have Ray Professional Plumbers fix the problem before your pipes break and must be replaced.

Some of the Benefits of preventative plumbing maintenance include:

To find out more, contact Ray Expert Plumbers hotline (416)876-6679 to schedule a free inspection/estimation of your residential or commercial plumbing system.

Preventative maintenance is always a great way to avoid major home repair costs in the long run. Our certified Plumbers at Ray carefully inspect your Residential or Commercial Plumbing systems for safety and operational concerns. On top our plumbers at Ray clean and tune your water heater to ensure it is operating suitably and efficiently.

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