Each new year comes with new interests, improvements, and innovations. And, since this is a new decade, we here at Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain believe 2020 is the best time to make your home or business a priority. It’s time to give your plumbing the attention it deserves.
This is an easy resolution to accomplish, and it is one that will continue to give back year after year. As long as you practice regular maintenance annually, your plumbing will remain reliable.
Here is what you need to do to make your residential or commercial plumbing run more efficiently.
Your Plumbing Maintenance Checklist
Check your home or business for leaks.
Active leaks are easy to spot. You will have evident wet spots on your walls, ceilings, or floors. If you see any wet spots, hire a professional to conduct leak repair, as leaks can lead to mold growth, jeopardizing your indoor air quality.
To avoid a leaking system, make sure you don’t have any frozen pipes or clogged pipes by observing your drainage. If your water is taking longer than normal to evacuate from your sink, shower, or tub—your pipes need cleaning ASAP. Pressure builds up within frozen and clogged pipes, causing them to crack or burst. Additionally, the age of your plumbing can affect the likelihood of leaks. Make sure your plumbing is up to date!
Look for corrosion.
Routinely inspect all of your home or business’s visible plumbing. If you see rust or limescale on or around your faucets, showerheads, or other plumbing fixtures, you may need to re-pipe. If your system does show signs of corrosion, it has reached the end of its lifespan and needs replacing.
Take note of shifts in water pressure.
A leaking pipe or clogged pipe will cause a change in water pressure throughout your home or business. Build-up within your pipes restricts water flow, as the waters’ normal path becomes obstructed. This will reduce the amount of water capable of flowing through your plumbing. Contact Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain for sewer jetting to restore adequate water flow.
Run tests on your valves.
Shut-off valves are crucial. In the case of a plumbing emergency, you will want to turn off your water supply. If your shut-off valve is malfunctioning when a crisis ensues, your home or business is in danger of flooding. You want to make sure your water shut-off valves are operational—try them out bi-annually.
Pay attention to your drains.
A blocked pipe will manifest as slow drainage. If you notice pooling water in your sinks, showers, or tubs, schedule drain cleaning to remove your clog and restore proper drainage.
Schedule professional water heater maintenance.
Your water heater requires annual cleanings to remain efficient and effective. Water heaters last longer when they are well-maintained.
The Benefits of Regular Plumbing Maintenance
Perpetual plumbing problems can lead to compromised indoor air quality and contaminated water supplies. Mold growth from leaking plumbing will threaten your indoor air quality, as mold spores become airborne. Clogged pipes can cause backflow, resulting in contaminated potable water.
Additionally, aged-out pipes can affect your water supply, as rust flakes off into your water.
Avoid all of these potential health threats by practicing regular plumbing maintenance.
A well-maintained system is a healthy system. Just as we require annual physicals, so does your plumbing. With regular maintenance, any small malfunction is diagnosed and repaired before it becomes a detrimental problem. Avoid early plumbing replacements with Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain! Practicing maintenance will elongate your plumbing systems’ lifespan.
An efficient plumbing system is a cost-effective one. Regular maintenance costs are significantly less than replacement prices. The better you follow maintenance protocols and these above check-ups, the more money you will save. Besides, when your system runs properly, it uses less water. Your water bills will decrease by following our New Years’ plumbing resolution.
For all of your plumbing maintenance, repairs, and replacements, contact Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain at (631) 250-2556. We will work with you to make sure your plumbing gets into shape in 2020!