There is nothing more annoying than being kept awake all night by a dripping faucet. You've gone in at least four or five times and turned the faucet handles as tight as you can and there's still water coming out drip by drip. Are you handy with tools? If not then it looks like it is time to get a plumber from Roto-Rooter to come out to your house and stop the drips. Depending on where the water is leaking from, this fix may not be terribly difficult and should only take the technician a few minutes to complete. Here’s a tip though, if you have a second plumbing problem at your home, it’s usually a lot cheaper to have the plumber fix that problem while he’s at your house for the dripping faucet than it would be to call a plumber back for a second service call at a later date.
If you have recently purchased a home and find that there are a lot of little things that need to be fixed, you will save a lot of money if you learn to start doing some of the maintenance jobs yourself. There are all kinds of forums, articles, and how-to blogs from Roto-Rooter and plumbing enthusiasts that you can find online, which teach you how to fix just about anything in your home. Don't try to take on too much at once, though. Start small with little jobs until you gain some confidence. Then, move on to difficult things that have more steps involved. Faucet repairs probably fall somewhere in the “moderately difficult” category.
Home Upkeep Responsibility
If you are a new homeowner, it is easy to get behind on all the things that need to be done. Not being accustomed to having to blow out the sprinkler system in the fall, or treat the concrete in the spring, you may find things starting to get a bit overwhelming. An easy way to keep track of all the things that need to be kept up, maintained, and checked is to make a maintenance calendar for the entire year.
Schedule with Us in Advance
Go through each month of the year and schedule appointments with technicians for your plumbing maintenance projects like water heater, the sprinklers, disposal and even the toilets for a specific month of the year. Think about which month is right for your family. It’s probably a good idea not to schedule plumbing check-ups during the same month as other home maintenance projects. For instance, you’ll want to schedule air conditioner maintenance a month or two before the weather gets hot and a furnace check-up in September before the colder weather arrives.
Schedule Do-it-Yourself Time
Next, schedule all the jobs that you will do yourself. You want to include tasks like aerating the lawn, painting the fence, and sealing the patio. Be sure that you coordinate this maintenance schedule with your family calendar as well, choosing different colors to represent the various events. Home maintenance should be one color, doctor’s appointments another, children's games and recitals yet another, and so on.
Just remember, at Roto-Rooter, we’re ready to help whenever you need us – even at a moment’s notice. We’re available 24/7 and many locations do not charge extra for nights, weekends or holidays. For more information about home plumbing system care, call Roto-Rooter today at 1-800-ROTO-911.
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