Checklist For Preventive Maintenance in Plumbing
No one ever plans on a plumbing emergency, but they do happen. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for them by implementing a preventive maintenance plan. A plumbing emergency can cause extensive damage and disrupt your daily routine, so it’s best to avoid them altogether. That’s why we are providing you with a checklist of preventive maintenance tasks that you can do yourself to help keep your plumbing system in good shape.
Keep in mind that some of these tasks may require the services of a professional plumber, so be sure to consult with Bruin’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd. for more advanced plumbing maintenance tasks! Our technicians offer quality plumbing services in Red Deer, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, AB, and the surrounding areas.
Plumbing Inspection Checklist
A full plumbing inspection covers the essential components of the entire plumbing system. Valves, water heaters, pipes, and drains are examined for corrosion, leaks, clogs, and drainage issues, for example.
Below are the most important aspects to consider when performing a plumbing inspection:
Clear All Your Drains & P-traps
We recommend cleaning your drains and p-traps (plumbing traps) four times a year to help clear your line. The p-trap is that u-shaped pipe underneath a sink. Although you can do this yourself, we’ve found that many homeowners would rather our professionals tackle this. Call us at (844) 582-1763 to book a service appointment!
Clean Your Faucet Aerators
Cleaning your aerators regularly can remove calcium buildup that leads to decreased water pressure and haphazard spraying from your faucet. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, contact our team at Bruin’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd.! We hire the best plumbers in Red Deer, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, AB, and the surrounding areas so you have the peace of mind to know it’s done right.
Inspect All Visible Pipes For Corrosion
If you see any indications of corrosion in your pipes, whether green or blue deposits or the appearance of rust, this could indicate that you’ll be dealing with a leak in your hands soon. Contact us for an inspection before it becomes a massive issue!
Maintain Your Septic System & Sewer Line
When kept unchecked over time, septic tanks can overflow or become clogged, potentially leading to sewage backup into your home as well as potentially contaminating nearby groundwater.
Don’t wait until it’s too late- regular maintenance of your septic system and sewer line can help avoid costly repairs down the road. By simply scheduling inspections of your lines twice a year, you can save yourself a lot of time and stress in the future!
Maintain Your Water Heater
To keep your water heater running efficiently and safely, regular flushing to remove sediment build-up should be done annually. Additionally, checking hoses for cracking or leaks and ensuring they are properly secured can also play a role in making sure that any potential issues are identified before they become major problems. Contact us today for assistance with your water heater!
Test The Water Pressure
If the pressure is too low, you may find that it takes longer to take a shower, run the dishwasher, or do the laundry because there isn’t enough power behind them. If your pressure is too high, you could end up breaking or damaging pipes over time which can be costly to repair.
Regularly testing your water pressure can help prevent both of these issues and keep everything running smoothly. Reach out to Bruin’s Plumbing Heating & Ltd. to schedule a plumbing inspection appointment in Red Deer, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, AB, and the surrounding areas!
Daily Maintenance Tips
The kitchen and bathroom will be the places in your house that can use the most water and are likely to develop plumbing problems. Here are a few plumbing tips for both areas of your home:
In The Kitchen
- Don’t throw stringy or fibrous food waste in the garbage disposal. This includes banana peels, celery, potato peels, and other difficult things to grind into a fine powder.
- Make sure to let the cold water run for at least 15 seconds following making use of the disposal. This ensures that food waste is flushed down to the line that runs through it.
- Ensure your dishwasher runs at night to preserve hot water and maintain high pressure throughout the day.
In The Bathroom
- Ensure that your sink and shower drains are running smoothly by limiting your use of bath oil and installing screens on drains to stop hair from being drained.
- To avoid toilet clogs, you should not use them as garbage containers. In the ideal scenario, one should only flush toilet paper and human waste. While some wipes, including tampons, are marked as flushable, we don’t recommend flushing them.
- Do not use chemical clog removal products that could do more harm than benefit. These products can cause corrosion to your pipes!
Contact Our Team Today!
Our expert plumbers provide maintenance services that help you to spot plumbing issues before they become a problem. From inspections to testing and adjustments, we offer various preventive services.
At Bruin’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd., we also employ the best HVAC contractors who serve Red Deer, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, AB, and the surrounding areas for all your heating and cooling needs! Call us today at (844) 582-1763 for HVAC or plumbing services!