Basement Plumbing Maintenance Tips | Roto-Rooter Blog

Basement Plumbing Maintenance Tips | Roto-Rooter Blog

The Wilmington plumbers of Roto-Rooter would like share a few simple tips to maintain the basement plumbing’s efficiency in your home. It is important to do fairly regular checks on the functionality of the plumbing-related devices within your basement. If an issue were to go unnoticed, it could potentially end up causing you a lot more than a preliminary quick fix.  Here are a few suggestions and things to look out for when inspecting your basement.

  • To prevent sewer gas issues, which typically stem from basement floor drains, occasionally pour a bucket of water down the drain to keep the trap seal full.
  • Check your water meter when no water is being used, note the reading and check it 8-10 hours later. If the meter has moved, it may be due to an undetected leak within your home.
  • If you are experiencing water hammer noises, you can install shock absorbers, which will absorb the vibrations in water lines.
  • Check your washing machine hoses for abnormalities, if there is a bulge, leak or weak spot you should most definitely consider replacement.
  • Your septic tank should be inspected and pumped every 3-5 years, which ultimately should save you from a costly filter field replacement.

If you would like basement assistance or are in need of any other plumbing or drain service, don’t hesitate to contact us at (302) 235-0660 or visit our Wilmington plumber Web site for additional information and online scheduling.

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