Must Know Plumbing Maintenance Tips For Summer

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance – we’re sure you’ve heard all about the importance of keeping up with things like your car and air conditioner to keep them thriving for years. But what about your plumbing? As a highly complex system that your home depends on, it’s just as, if not more, important to keep a close eye on it too.

So how should you get started? Thanks to HGTV, we’ve put together a list of must know maintenance tips to help you out this summer:

  1. Don’t put off repairs: When minor plumbing problems (such as a leaky faucet) begin to present themselves, it can be easy to leave it for later. However, while it may not be too disruptive at the moment, down the line your small leak could take a huge toll on your wallet. Therefore, it’s important to keep an eye out for any potential problems regularly and have them addressed as soon as possible. Are you having trouble with plumbing leaks? We can help!
  2. Know how to stop the flow: If you’ve ever found yourself dealing with an overflowing toilet, then you know just how important it is to know how to turn the water off. This summer, we encourage you to take a look around your home and locate where your main shut off valves are so that you are fully prepared to cut off the water supply to various fixtures should you need to.
  3. Learn the warning signs: One of the best things you can do for your plumbing is to learn what signs suggest trouble is coming. If you can determine that a leak is about to form ahead of time, for example, you can prevent major mishaps from happening.

As Orange County’s expert plumber, the team here at Barker & Sons Plumbing and Heating fully understands the importance of maintenance and believes in taking a proactive approach to plumbing. If as you go through your home this summer you notice that plumbing problems are happening or about to occur, don’t wait – give us a call at 714.630.8766. Additionally, if you have questions about how you can better prep your system to avoid trouble or are looking to learn how to act in the event of an emergency, check out our FAQs or leave us a note on our Facebook page! Our team will be there for you 24/7.