When it comes to maintaining your home’s plumbing, there are certain tasks you can take care of on your own without involving a plumber. Here are our top four DIY plumbing tips to help you keep your home’s plumbing in good shape.
- Put on mesh drain covers—A clogged drain can be a pain to deal with. Take a few minutes and install mesh drain covers over all the drains in your showers and bathtubs to eliminate how much hair, soap scum, and other debris gets trapped in your drains.
- Locate your shutoff valves—Every appliance in your home that uses water also has a shutoff valve attached to it. For example, your toilets, sinks, water heater, and washing machine all have shutoff valves. Figure out where they are, as well as the location of your home’s main water shutoff valve so you can act quickly in an emergency.
- Watch what goes into your disposal—Not everything can go down into your garbage disposal. Treating your disposal like a trashcan can turn into some major problems for your kitchen sink. Only let small bits of food down into your disposal and refrain from pouring oils, grease, and fats down your sink after cooking.
- Keep an eye out for leaks—Plumbing leaks can cause significant water damage to your home if you don’t catch them and fix them quickly. Always be aware of plumbing leaks throughout your home and call our professionals in to fix them if you need help.