Posted on: 27 June 2018
Plumbing problems have the potential to cause extensive damage to your home. Unfortunately, homeowners will frequently fail to take preventative steps that could greatly reduce the risk of their home suffering this type of damage.
Invest In High-Quality Washing Machine Hoses
The washing machine will likely be one of the most water-intensive appliances that you own. In order to meet these needs, the washing machine will have feeder lines that can transports extremely large amounts of water. Unfortunately, if one of these lines were to break or rupture, the home could experience significant flooding. You may find that you can mitigate this particular hazard by upgrading the washing machine hoses to stainless steel. This will make them far less likely to experience a failure that could cause damage to your home. Before you make this upgrade, you should turn off the supply of water to the washing machine. Failing to do this could allow large amounts of water to come rushing out of the feeder line when you disconnect it. If your washing machine hookup lacks a control valve, you will need to turn off the water supply for the entire house.
Keep The Aerators Clean
Your plumbing's faucets will have aerators on them that are designed to help mix oxygen into the water as it comes out of the faucet. This can greatly increase the water pressure without wasting water. Unfortunately, aerators will become dirty due to minerals and other materials collecting on them. You will need to clean them with a mineral dissolver to avoid severe performance impact. When using these solutions, you will achieve the best results by removing the aerator from the faucet and soaking it in the solution for at least an hour. Luckily, most aerators are designed to be easy to remove, which should make this a fairly simple task for you to do.
Upgrade The Stopper In The Toilet
Your toilet will be another of your most water-intensive appliances. Unfortunately, many homeowners will fail to realize that the toilet could easily be wasting large amounts of water. This is due to the fact that the internal stopper in the reservoir may degrade over time, and this can allow water to seep out. Every couple of years, you may want to replace this stopper. When buying a new stopper, make sure that you have the measurements for the drain in the bottom of your toilet's reservoir. Otherwise, you may have difficulty choosing a stopper that will properly fit it.
Talk with plumbing contractors to figure out other ways to avoid problems.Share