Don’t forget about home plumbing maintenance! Until there is already a problem, many people forget that home plumbing requires some periodic maintenance. There are several plumbing issues that you can easily avoid by performing routine self-inspections of your plumbing and fixtures. Your local Tucson Roto-Rooter has a few suggestions:
Outdoor Plumbing Inspection:
- It is important clear out any debris, leaves or sludge from the gutters, because clogged or leaking gutters can cause major problems with the roof and foundation.
- Check all outdoor faucets, nozzles and hoses for leaks or damage. It is also important to be aware of where your main water line is in your house or yard in case a pipe breaks or something needs fixed in the future, you will know where it is to turn off the water to the house.
Indoor Plumbing Inspection:
- Check for leakage in pipes under and around sink and toilet fixtures. Also make sure that the toilet is running properly (not filling too much or running too long).
- Make sure that the connections with the dishwasher and laundry machines are still secure, not leaking or corroded. Double check for moisture build-up in these areas too, to avoid mildew in the future.
If this list seems daunting, you can always count on your local Tucson Roto-Rooter to help get your plumbing maintenance completed.