Have you been to the doctor lately? Why is it important to go? Regular checkups and annual physicals are an important thing to keep in your schedule over the years. For one, they help you stay on top of the various problems you have and also prevent the development of other more serious problems. The same is true for your house. Regular, comprehensive inspections are a great way to stay on top of all the house requires. Knowing the ins and outs of all the various systems and layers of your house will help you stay on the ball and prevent minor problems from getting out of hand. With plumbing in Tucson needing regular maintenance, we here at Roto-Rooter have put together a few ideas of how to take better care of your house through simple plumbing knowhow.
Have you ever lain awake at night listening to the sounds of dripping water from the kitchen or bathroom? This annoying dripping is more than just a noisy nuisance, it is an expensive problem. On average, one leaky faucet can waste $25 in water each month. If you have a few of those around your house, it might not be a bad idea to fix them right away and save yourself some money. Luckily, leaky faucets are usually very simple to fix and only take a little time to resolve. First, make sure the water is shut off in the part of the house you will be working. The last thing you want to do is remove a faucet and start a flood. Second, use a wrench to loosen the nut holding the faucet head in place. After it is loosened and removed, take a look inside. You will notice, in most cases, a small sealant washer. This little piece is set against a seat and is responsible for moving back and forth to allow water to flow, but also hold it back when the faucet is turned off. As pressure from the water starts to seep, it can erode and even warp. If this is the case, replace it with an exact fit. This should solve any drippy or leaky problem for good. Other faucets use a cartridge type system and the entire cartridge must be replaced. Moen faucets are good examples but the good news is that Moen will send you free cartridge replacements if you phone them.
Clogged toilets are another common problem that many houses face. Most clogs happen when too much of something is flushed at one time. As long as you keep a toilet plunger close by, you will be able to quickly fix most clogs in no time at all.
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