A Maintenance Checklist for Your Home Plumbing System

With so many floods in the London area in recent weeks, it’s time to make a maintenance checklist for your home plumbing system to keep it in good operating condition. An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure when it comes to middle-of-the-night call outs for your local plumbing company. Properly maintaining your plumbing and gas heating systems can do a great deal to assure you that during a crisis they can be managed more efficiently than if you had done nothing to keep them in tip top shape. Let’s look at some of the areas that should be addressed regularly so that when a crisis does arrive on your doorstep, you’ll have an experienced professional whom you trust to come to your rescue.

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The Bathroom

In the bathroom, you’ll want to address a few areas that can cause problems without proper maintenance. These include:

  • Leaky taps

  • Slow drains

  • Tap aerators

  • Running toilets

These four areas need to be checked periodically by you so that they won’t develop into problems that call for a professional plumber’s expertise. If you don’t have the time to do these checks yourself, you can partner with a London plumbing company to establish a working relationship; this will be a valuable liaison when you need emergency service after hours or on a holiday weekend. The expert can also offer you advice about some common sense measures that you can take to prevent plumbing disasters caused by poor maintenance.

The Kitchen

Your kitchen area is one of the most used places in your home; your kitchen sink gets a great deal of use which means that parts can wear out from continued performance. You’ll want to check the following areas in your kitchen on your regular maintenance checklist:

  • The kitchen sink

  • Garbage disposal

  • Kitchen sink drains

You should always check under the sink regularly for leaks and evidence of abnormalities; look closely for water damage on cabinets or drywall adjacent to your sink area. Be sure to check all manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations for keeping your garbage disposal working properly. You can also use drain cleaners to keep the water draining efficiently from your kitchen sink; with so much water flooding the London area, your drains may not be draining as well as they should.

Valves, Water Pressure, and Pipes

With the problems around London related to heavy rains and flooding, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your water pressure and the valves that bring water into your home. They don’t need additional stress and can malfunction if the pressure is off or the gauges are not working properly; you should either check or have your professional plumber check your pressure regulator as well so that it operates at a safe level.

Educating yourself as a consumer is the best way to find a reputable plumbing company with which to partner for all of your needs. You can visit the website www.citygasservices.co.uk to learn more about the services available to your London home, the costs associated with their services, and emergency contact numbers for the crisis that you don’t expect to happen.

Preparing for the unexpected helps you to better handle an emergency when it does occur in your home; keeping your checklist for proper maintenance up to date with professional help can also help to prepare your plumbing system for any crisis that might happen.

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