Maintenance Tips

Maintenance tips

Make sure your system is working effectively by following these maintenance tips:

Schedule annual plumbing inspections to catch potential issues early on.

Inspect visible pipes for signs of leaks, corrosion, or damage.

Check for water stains on walls, ceilings, or floors, which may indicate hidden leaks.

Avoid pouring grease, oil, or food scraps down the kitchen sink.

Use drain screens to prevent hair, debris, and other materials from clogging bathroom drains.

Regularly flush drains with hot water to help prevent buildup.

Set the water heater temperature to a safe and efficient level (around 120°F).

Flush the water heater tank annually to remove sediment buildup.

Insulate the water heater and exposed pipes to conserve energy and prevent heat loss.

Avoid flushing non-flushable items such as wipes (even flushable), cotton balls,  and feminine hygiene products.

Check the toilet tank components (flapper, fill valve, etc.) periodically and replace any worn-out parts.

If you notice persistent running water or unusual noises, contact us for further inspection.

Insulate pipes in unheated areas, such as basements, attics, and crawlspaces, to prevent freezing.

Install water-efficient fixtures and consider low-flow options to conserve water.

Know the location of your main water shut-off valve in case of emergencies.

Test the sump pump regularly to ensure it is functioning correctly.

Clear any debris or obstructions from the sump pit and ensure the float switch is unobstructed.

Consider installing a battery backup system to protect against power outages.

Engage in regular plumbing maintenance services provided by Wilson Brothers Plumbing.

Professional inspections, cleaning, and tune-ups can identify potential issues and ensure optimal system performance.

It’s important to note that while these maintenance tips can help prevent common plumbing problems, some tasks may require professional assistance. Wilson Brothers Plumbing is available to provide expert guidance, perform routine maintenance, and address any specific concerns or questions you may have.

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