Many families across the U.S. have had a lot more time on their hands than they are used to during this time. Why not take some of this time to evaluate the condition of the plumbing of your home for potential problems? Perhaps you have noticed some problems were present earlier on, like gurgling coming from your sink drain, or a toilet that has been backing up, but got so caught up in your work routine that they fell to the wayside. When left unattended, plumbing problems only worsen over time, and can cause plenty of surrounding damage if something becomes faulty. It may have been nagging at you, so take this time to capitalize on possible opportunities!
The following list of things you can do for your plumbing will either help you when contacting a professional for further help, or to get insight about what needs to be fixed.
The more you look at the visible plumbing fixtures in your home, the better an idea you will get of what is normal and abnormal for them. You shouldn’t see any moisture on them when taking a close enough look. If you notice water spots forming on a pipe’s exterior, you will want to immediately perform a further analysis as you might just find a slow leak somewhere!
Purchasing a slew of small strainers that are designed to be installed at the base of your sink or shower drains can prove to be a beneficial investment. They catch the kinds of debris such as hair, food, or other materials that would otherwise clog your pipes quickly. With the strainers in place, your pipes will clog much more slowly than before, and will prevent them from clogging in more major ways.
A common misconception when dishwashers were first introduced was that the machine could handle any and all of the food that was put inside while dishes were stacked in. This is not the case, however, and the same applies for modern day machines as well. Despite the machine’s ability to capture some food articles, they are mostly filtered through the plumbing during the process of washing. If you know your dishes are usually loaded into the machine without first being thoroughly rinsed and debris removed, you may want to call a professional to take a look inside.
Perhaps you have taken a good look at the pipes inside your home whether they be found under the sink or behind the washing machine, but a very good place to consider looking is the front yard. The mainline for your plumbing often crosses the front yard, allowing wastewater to leave your home and evacuate away from your property. If any unusual puddles have formed in your yard, you may want to contact your local professional plumber as it could be a sign the line is leaking!
Were you able to identify any plumbing problems that are lingering around your home? Have you noticed any signs of possible foundation distress? Consider the variables described above to get the most possible success out of a plumbing repair venture for your home. When the time is right and you have decided to take action to increase the integrity of your home’s plumbing, give Jack Ward & Sons a call at (615) 227-2811.