While a good set of pipes and fixtures may not have been your reason for choosing your home, they are an aspect of life that is frequently overlooked. However, though proper plumbing is a thing that we often take for granted, it is a thing we have to perform excellent and timely maintenance on. While there is no replacement for a good plumber when you absolutely need one, performing these simple tasks will help you out in the long run.
1. Patch Up Leaks
Living in Arizona probably means that you have the air conditioning turned up all summer. however, the air vents through which this air travels must be protected from moisture. Excess water, when it is exposed to air, can cause an infestation of mold. Be sure to check all faucets and exposed pipes for leaks, and patch them up quickly. Calling our plumbers can save you time. Not only will this save you on your water bill, but it also has the potential to create a healthier environment in which you can breathe easy.
2. Unclog Your Drains
When too much debris accumulates in a drain and clogs it up, you want to knock it loose and get the water flowing freely again before it gets bigger and you need the help of a professional. Be on the lookout for sinks that are draining slowly, as this may point to a problem that you can fix before it gets out of hand. For a small clog, mix equal parts warm water and vinegar and flush that down the drain. Vinegar is a natural way to loosen the built up solids.
3. Drain Your Water Heater to Remove Sediment
Living in Arizona, the high temperatures and dry climate can make the sediment in the bottom of your water heater seem to grow exponentially. Combat this by draining the water out of the reservoir a few times a year and you will save yourself from a costly repair bill.