Our main focus in life, is to give a perfect way of life for our family members. We want to give them better living conditions and a comfortable life. And for that comfortable life, we find a perfect home for them. A home where we dream of spending the memorable time of our life with our family.
Our home is where we celebrate our happiness, console our family during troubled times. It is our security against this harsh world. Our safe haven. But, just building a home is not enough. Just the way, we take efforts of maintaining our car, our electronic appliances, our home also needs to be taken care of.
After a few years, our homes start to suffer the wear and tear. The changes in weather don’t just affect us, but it also has bad effects on our home, especially the plumbing system of our homes. And once the plumbing system of the home suffers damage, it is very hard and extremely costly to repair it. And the worse thing is, a damaged plumbing system can spread disease and become a risk for the health of your family members. To avoid the huge hole in the pocket and the heartache which follows it, take few precautions and maintain the plumbing system.
Inspect your home:
It is always better to check the plumbing system from time to time. The periodic checks of the plumbing system, helps in detecting any kind of the issue before it escalates. Many times we have the signs in front of us, but we overlook them due to our busy life and the problem gets out of the hands. Here are a few signs to look out for:
Leakage: Leakage issue, not just wastes the water, but it also poses a threat to the foundation of the home. Water leakage can weaken the structure of the home. And once it increases, repairs can cost a lot. While looking for the leakage, check all the exposed pipes in the home. Look for the cracks in them, or check whether any of the pipes is expanding. This usually happened during winters. Checking the leakage of the pipes situated inside the walls is not easy. For those pipes, look for the watermarks on the ceiling or the floor. Also, if you see fungus growing on the wall, it can be because there is leakage in the pipe. It is always recommended to contact general plumbing services immediately, after the leakage is found.
Corrosion: If the pipes have been installed many years before, there is a chance of corrosion on them. Corrosion damages the pipes. Rusted pipes can start leakage issues and also contaminate the water. This can have adverse effects on the health of the family members. Check for the pipes for rust. If the pipes are of brass and copper, look for green color stains and if the pipes are of steel, look of yellowish stains.
Blocked: Drains need to be clean on a regular basis. Over the time, the filth and slime passing through the pipe, starts accumulating and blocks the pipe. Cleaning a blockage at home is not possible and you have to call a plumbing repair service to clear it. But if you detect the blockage at much early stage then it won’t cost you much. If the water doesn’t drain quickly from the tub or the kitchen sink then there might be an issue of blockage. Even if the water pressure is very low, then it might be happening because debris has collected in the pipe.
Once you identify the issue, take immediate steps to solve it. It would avoid the headache and won’t burn a hole in your pocket.