Our crew received this wonderful thank you letter from a young customer who was excited that we got the pipes in their home working again after a small plumbing emergency. It really made everyone’s day!
A locally owned and operated business, we have been serving Seattle’s plumbing needs for 50 years. One of the best things about our work as plumbers is knowing that we’re helping our community by improving Seattle’s water infrastructure, one plumbing system at a time.
While it’s easy to overlook plumbing until something goes wrong, smart homeowners will establish basic plumbing maintenance habits to make sure they spot and resolve small issues before they become major problems. Here are four things you can do stay on top of things!
It’s a good idea to occasionally walk around your property and inspect any visible water supply lines – such as under sinks, behind appliances, or in the basement. Some warning signs include oozing around pipe joints, dripping along the line, and damp spots or discoloration on the surrounding wall or floor.
Dishwashers and washing machines are two common culprits for plumbing issues. Make sure that hoses are securely fastened to the both the machine and the hot and cold water faucets. Test the hose flexibility — if it feels stiff or you notice any cracking replace it immediately. Also make sure the machine is draining properly.
Look for any signs of water or sediment underneath the tank — this can be a sign of internal corrosion. Also check around the temperature/pressure relief valve for drips, rust, or build up of any kind. You should also make note of the water temperature and water pressure. Too much pressure can put undue stress on your pipes and appliances and decrease their lifespan.
Take the time to complete weekend projects like replacing leaky faucets or descaling your water heater. Taking care of small problems in a timely manner can really add up to big savings in terms of preventing costly repairs down the line.
The experts at Best Plumbing are always available if you have questions or need assistance with any plumbing maintenance. Contact us today for an inspection in your home. You can also find great instructions and tricks of the trade on our blog and Youtube channel!