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The water lines in your home require basic care to keep them working properly. A little prevention and maintenance can go a long way towards ensuring that your pipes run smooth and provide you with years of service. If you do run into problems, we are available for you in Virginia and we are happy to help you assess the situation and make repairs.
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How can I prevent clogged drains?
Clogged drains are a hassle you’d rather avoid, and the good news is that you can easily eliminate the problem by making a few changes around your house. The first step is to be more careful about what goes down your drain. As grease moves through the system, it slows down and starts to cool. Eventually, it congeals in place and leads to a serious clog. Therefore, avoid putting grease down the drain.
Other items that should never be put down the drain include potatoes, rice and pasta. Even if you have a garbage disposal, these items are better off being scraped into the trash can because they have the tendency to stick and expand.
As part of regular maintenance, you should use drain screens on all fixtures, clean stoppers regularly and pour boiling water down the drain once a week. Following these steps will help prevent slow or clogged drains and allow you to keep the water flowing smoothly.
How can I detect a water leak?
Water leak detection and repair is definitely a job for professionals. We have special equipment that allows us to find the damaged area efficiently and make repairs as quickly as possible. However, it’s important for you to know the warning signs of a water leak in your home. Some leaks are obvious because they’re out in the open and you may see the standing water. Others are hidden, and those can be more dangerous.
The early warning signs of a water leak include the sound of running water when the faucets are shut down. Mysterious wet spots under carpet or around are also an indicator that water is leaking. If you smell something musty but can’t find the source this is another warning sign. Keep an eye out for foundation cracks. In addition, unusually high water bills and areas of molds that have no other probable cause. If you notice any of these problems, you should call for water leak detection services immediately. Addressing the problem as quickly as possible allows you to minimize the damage, mold or mildew.
How can I extend my water heater lifespan?
It’s easy to neglect your water heater, but taking care of this appliance will help it last longer. Check the pressure relief valve once a year to ensure that it’s still working properly. If water does not come out when you release the valve, then you should call to have the valve replaced.
The tank can also be drained annually to remove sediment buildup from the bottom. You only need to drain out a few gallons to flesh out sediment, but you should let the water continue draining until it’s coming out clear. It only takes a few minutes to invest in maintenance but it will help your water here last longer.
If you are looking for professional plumbing services, contact us at 540-665-8196. Our certified and trained professionals will be able to solve your plumbing problems and perform routine maintenance checks.
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