Professional Plumber: Tips on Preventive Maintenance

Professional Plumber: Tips on Preventive Maintenance

You can recognize a Modesto, CA, plumber by the van or truck he drives. It is loaded with tools and equipment and ready to repair any kind of plumbing problem. Also inside the van is a multitude of parts and supplies. Being prepared before showing up to fix a plumbing problem saves both time and money.

Your home has many different plumbing fixtures. If you sat down in your living room recliner and pondered on all those fixtures that help make your life comfortable, it would be mind-boggling! Consider that you have an air conditioner, a water heater, a sump pump, a food disposal, and maybe your home is even equipped with a septic system. Also included in the list are all those pipes hidden under your floor, in your ceiling, and installed in your walls. Attached to those pipes are toilets, tubs, sinks, and shower heads.

Plumbing fixtures are hardy pieces of equipment. They hardly ever break because they are made of durable materials that are designed to last a long time. However, because these fixtures are mechanical, they are prone to aging and wearing out. You will know that they have worn-out when your hot water no longer flows out of your faucet or shower head or perhaps your sump pump will just stop working. Maybe your air conditioner  no longer blows out  refreshingly cool air. Whatever the situation, you will need to address these issues quickly. This is a good time to call your friends from Roto-Rooter.

There are some measures that you can take to stay on top of the maintenance of your home’s plumbing fixtures so that as they age and start to wear-out, you will be prepared and can repair or replace them before a crisis. Some tips to get you started are as follows:

  • Check your sump pump system at least once a year. Test the pump by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The water should disappear within a few seconds.
  • Keep your filters changed in your air conditioner. This should be done about every three months.
  • Flush your hot water heater tank every few years. The sediment and hard water build-up in the tank will reduce the efficiency of the system. Also, when you flush the system, replace the tank anode rod.

If you encounter any problems in your maintenance checks or if you notice complications with your fixtures, call your local Roto-Rooter as soon as possible.

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