Your home’s plumbing is in near-constant use, which means significant wear and tear. A little bit of maintenance and foresight can go a long way in reducing unexpected repair expenses. To help you plan for 2020, River City Plumbing is sharing this quarterly residential maintenance schedule.
During the early months of the year, spend time inspecting interior walls and exterior walls for any damage. You’re also looking for leaks or moisture seepage around the foundation or in the ceiling. In bathrooms and the kitchen, check the tile for any crumbling grout. If you find it, you should re-grout and cover with silicone sealant.
As summer rolls into fall, inspect outdoor water fixtures. If interior valves supply water to outdoor fixtures, you’ll want to shut them before the first freeze. This is also a good time to schedule a water heater tune-up. A licensed professional like River City Plumbing will drain off sediment to ensure your water heater is running properly.
During the final months of the year, hire a professional to clean your pipes. A routine cleaning every twelve to eighteen months is the recommendation.
Plumbing is one of those household conveniences that we rarely think about until something goes wrong. Minimize your chances of unexpected disasters with preventative maintenance. River City Plumbing serves Reno and Sparks – contact us today to schedule an inspection.