Roto-Rooter's Reminder about Annual Plumbing Maintenance

Roto-Rooter's Reminder about Annual Plumbing Maintenance

Annual Home Plumbing Maintenance

Many homeowners are busy preparing their home for company or preparing to travel for the holidays.  The Port St. Lucie Roto-Rooter reminds people not to forget to prepare the plumbing as well.  Many plumbing issues can be easily avoided by completing routine self-inspections of plumbing and fixtures.

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 and replace as necessary. Disconnect outside hoses and put them away.


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.

Simple, periodic checks for leaks in faucets and fixtures throughout the home can let homeowners rest assured that they won’t face any costly plumbing problems while hosting guests or out of town.

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