First, get proactive
Become a student of plumbing
You don’t have to pass a licensing exam, but reading information online from the Experts can prepare you to make minor plumbing repairs. So can signing up for plumbing classes at your local home improvement store. Be sure to assemble a tool kit, too, as you begin to navigate your plumbing learning curve.
Know thy shut-off
If you haven’t already, locate your home’s main water valve and learn how to use it. It could be the only way, say, to stop a pipe burst from flooding your home with water. Store any tools you need for a quick shut-off nearby.
Know thy shut-offs, part 2
While you’re at it, learn how to shut off water to your home’s toilets, sinks, washing machine, and other water-reliant appliances. When they act up because they will in time a disconnect could spare you pipe damage and save you hours and hours of cleanup time.
Keep your eyes open for corrosion
Hunting down valves is an ideal time to inspect pipes for corrosion and shut-off valves for yellow, orange or green stains. If you spot them, call Green Apple Mechanical to replace the component immediately.
Maintain your (water) pressure
With a water pressure gauge, ensure that your home’s water pressure hits a range of between 40 and 85 psi. Anything higher will place undue stress on your entire plumbing system. In this case, a pressure regulator installed by Green Apple can bring it down to a safer level.
Develop water-wise habits
Avoid toilet clogs
It may be irresistible when you’re rushing, but putting anything besides toilet paper down a toilet usually results in clogs and overflows and damage, too. Baby and hand wipes also should go in the trash. Always.
Prevent sink and shower drain clogs
Install screens over sink and shower drains to prevent hair, food and soap particles from clogging the pipes in your bathrooms and kitchen. Plus, the screens make cleanup a snap.
Sidestep clog-removal products
The commercials can be compelling, but what they don’t tell you is how some of the intense formulas can damage home plumbing. Better to take regular safeguards than resort to some truly explosive products.
Space your showers
Waiting at least 10 minutes between showers helps equalize water pressure. And if someone at home balks? Tell them to put the time to good use by running the exhaust fan to absorb moisture in the room.
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