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Proactive Plumbing Care: Preventive Maintenance Tips for Property Owners

2/15/2024 (Permalink)

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Maintaining a property's plumbing system is crucial in preventing water damage and ensuring a smooth, hassle-free living or working environment. At SERVPRO®, we understand the significance of proactive plumbing maintenance. Here, we'll share essential preventive plumbing maintenance tips to help property owners safeguard against potential water-related disasters.

1. Regular Inspections

Scheduled plumbing inspections are super important. Routinely check for leaks, drips, and signs of water damage around pipes, faucets, and appliances. Early detection can prevent minor issues from escalating into major problems.

2. Monitor Water Pressure

Excessive water pressure can strain pipes, leading to leaks or burst pipes. Use a pressure gauge to check water pressure regularly and consider installing a pressure regulator if the pressure exceeds recommended levels.

3. Address Leaks Promptly

Even small leaks can indicate underlying plumbing issues. Address leaks immediately to prevent water damage and potential mold growth. Tighten loose fittings or seek professional help for repairs.

4. Maintain Drainage Systems

Keep drains free from debris, grease, and hair to prevent clogs. Regularly flush drains with hot water or use natural cleaning solutions to clear minor blockages. Consider installing drain screens or traps to catch debris.

5. Insulate Pipes in Cold Weather

Before winter sets in, insulate exposed pipes, especially in unheated areas, to prevent freezing and potential pipe bursts. Adequate insulation can protect against costly repairs due to frozen pipes.

6. Water Heater Maintenance

Regularly flush water heaters to remove sediment buildup that can affect efficiency and lead to corrosion. Check for leaks and signs of wear, and consider professional servicing for optimal performance.

7. Test Sump Pump Functionality

For properties with a sump pump, test its functionality by pouring water into the sump pit. Ensure it activates and discharges water properly. Clean the pump and pit regularly to prevent blockages.

Proactive plumbing maintenance is key to avoiding water damage and costly repairs. By implementing these preventive tips and partnering with professionals like SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero, property owners can protect their properties and ensure a well-maintained plumbing system.

For expert assistance in water damage restoration or guidance on preventive plumbing maintenance, trust SERVPRO! Call us for professional assessment and comprehensive restoration services tailored to your property's needs.

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