One of the most fundamental systems in your home is the plumbing system. Just ask All Hours Plumbing and HVAC. Therefore, whenever you notice something that is out of place, seek the services of a plumber to fix it ASAP. See some ways you can prevent a plumbing emergency below.
1. Insulate your pipes.
Frozen pipes can cause some significant plumbing emergencies in the winter season. Therefore, ensure that you insulate your pipes before winter. If, however, you live in a place with a cold climate all year round, ensure that your pipes are always adequately insulated.
2. Be gentle with your garbage disposal.
This is one device that we sometimes abuse. It is imperative that you understand that there are types of food that are better off thrown into the trash. If you encounter large pieces of food, cut them into smaller pieces to reduce their size before disposing. Keep metal, plastic, and other non-food wastes out of the garbage disposal.
3. Keep a keen eye on your water heater.
Keep a persistent watch on your water heater in your home. Ensure that it doesn’t have either water or gas leaks as this could be a sign that something is wrong. Call a plumber to have a look at it before the problem escalates.
4. Monitor your water meter.
Thoroughly review your water meter readings. Also, carefully monitor your water bills and watch out for any change in consumption. If the difference is significant in a given month, and it seems inconsistent with the previous consumption, it could mean there is a leakage. Call a plumber to figure out what the issue is with your system. This will not only cut your water bill, but it will also help arrest a plumbing problem before it becomes a disaster.
Don’t wait until a disaster happens. Even if everything seems to be working just fine, it doesn’t hurt to take the necessary precautions. The tips above will help you prevent what otherwise could have been a plumbing disaster.