Plumbing Homeowners Tips
Homeowners have a lot to learn about caring for a home's plumbing system. Cleaning the drains, watching for signs of leaks, and performing other maintenance tasks can help homeowners care for their property and avoid costly leaks. If you're a homeowner in The South Bay, you may have a lot to learn about caring for your plumbing system. The following tips will help.
All the drains in the house are slow. If only one or two drains in your house are slow, this is a sign that your drains need to cleaned. However, if all the drains in your home become slow at once, this could be a sign of an impending sewer clog.
The drains make strange noises when waste water is flushed away. Your home's drains should not make strange gurgling noises. If they do, this could be a sign of sewer trouble.
Water that drains from one fixture shows up in another fixture. Your sewer may be having trouble if you notice problems like water from the sink showing up in the bathtub and similar situations.
Homeowners who aren't confident in their ability to notice sewer problems before they become serious can check with their plumber for regular inspections and help.
KEEP YOUR WATER HEATER AT 120 DEGREES
Your home's water-heater tank should have temperature settings that allow you to control the temperature of the water. Keep the temperature in your water heater at no more than 120 degrees. Water that is hotter than 120 degrees may be a scalding risk for young members of your family.
In addition, keeping your water heater at a higher temperature can cause the heating elements in the tank to burn out prematurely.
Leaks aren’t always easy to find. The only clue might be a water bill that’s significantly higher than it should be. If you’ve been going back and forth with the water company to find out why, you might want to try a different tactic and give us a call instead.
To find out more about cleaning your drains or getting a tankless water heater, Call us today (310) 706-5615.
South bay Maintenance can take care of your plumbing maintenance needs
We have license subs for your bigger plumbing jobs. They’re independent from us, we will be your contracting source.