We know your home is very important to you, and you want to keep all your electrical, plumbing, and other systems working properly. When it comes to residential plumbing, you may not feel qualified enough to know when something is wrong or how to fix it yourself. In these situations, you can always call a professional to handle the issue. For more minor situations, here are some basic things every homeowner should know about residential plumbing:
- If something is leaking, there is a problem. It doesn’t take an expert to notice when something is leaking or seems off with your residential plumbing. Quick, routine checks on pipes around the house can help you spot these issues early on and prevent serious damage down the line. It is especially important to check pipes in the basement and under sinks, especially if they are in full cabinets.
- It is much easier to repair a small piece than replace the whole thing later. Even small leaks can seem harmless, but over time, those leaks can break down seals and cause bigger, more expensive damage. For instance, if a water heater is leaking, it will wear down the lining and make it more difficult to repair or replace.
- If you aren’t sure what is wrong, let a professional handle it. With plumbing, it is generally better to be safe and let a professional take care of unknown issues. DIY projects can quickly turn into bigger messes and more stress if not done properly.
At Mathes & Son Plumbing, we want to keep your residential plumbing system working as smoothly as possible. Knowing when there is a problem with your plumbing and knowing who to call to fix it is the best way to prevent damage to your home. If you have any questions or need help with your residential plumbing, give us a call today!