New Year, New Plumbing: The Essential Plumbing Maintenance Checklist to End 2023

December 27, 2023

Start off 2024 on the right foot by taking care of your home’s plumbing! We’ve made the perfect guide to plumbing maintenance to ensure your home stays safe, clean and efficient all throughout the upcoming year. Indoors to outdoors, everything you need to know about your home’s plumbing is broken down below!

Plumbing Maintenance in Your Kitchen

The first place many people notice a plumbing problem in their kitchen is the garbage disposal. If you’ve noticed an unpleasant odor from your kitchen sink or your garbage disposal isn’t working right, check for leaks and clogs. Then, remind your household not to put oils, grease, coffee grounds or other fibrous materials in the disposal, as these can cause issues.

Next, check your sink drain, refrigerator, and dishwasher for buildup and leaks. Your local plumbing company will skillfully address these concerns to get your kitchen in mint condition before the new year!

Plumbing Services for Your Restrooms

If they get out of hand, bathroom plumbing problems are often the most complex and frustrating. Routine plumbing maintenance is the key to preventing minor concerns from developing into much larger, more expensive issues. 

Start by testing your drains by pouring a few gallons of waste down your shower drain and bathroom sink. If the drainage is moving very slowly, this indicates buildup. Call your plumber and have them professionally clean your drain to remove any hair, soap and calcification that’s clogging it!

Next, ensure your shower or bathtub is sealed correctly. If necessary, your local plumbing company can re-do your caulking to prevent water from leaking onto the subfloor with shower & tub repair service

Lastly, address any other problems you may have been putting off – a dripping faucet, a running toilet, etc. Though these don’t seem like essential concerns day-to-day, they can waste a lot of water over time. This spikes your utility bill and makes your home less water-efficient when the problem could be fixed with a quick call to ProFlo!

Have Your Plumber Inspect Your Septic Tank

Your septic tank is an underground sedimentation tank used for wastewater treatment, typically used in rural homes not connected to the main sewage network. 

If you have a septic tank, having it inspected and pumped every three to five years is important. Routine maintenance will prevent problems like toilets that won’t flush and pipes that drain very slowly. If you notice any of these issues or other sewage problems, turn off the water in your home and call in your plumber for an inspection.

Other Ways Your Local Plumbing Service Can Help

Plumbing problems can creep up slowly, and the signs can be subtle. That’s why scheduling a plumbing inspection annually is the best way to prevent burst pipes, unhealthy elements in your water and a slew of other issues. We’ll test your water pressure, clean up your pipes and ensure your home stays safe and clean.

If you’ve just bought a house or haven’t had your plumbing checked out in a while, give us a call! The ProFlo team is highly trained in all things HVAC and plumbing maintenance. We’ll get that leaky water heater or clogged drain squared away so you can get back to enjoying your home! Give us a call at 951-694-1300 or contact us online to make an appointment today.

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