Making sure all of your pipes and appliances are working fine should be part of any home owner in order to avoid a big plumbing problem.
Here are just a few things you may like to do to keep your home’s potential for plumbing problems down to a minimum.
Check Your Stopcock
This is not the first thing that comes to our minds when we thing of plumbing issues. the stopcock is a tap in your piping that can be turned on and off to stop the water. It’s usually located under the sink in the kitchen, but some houses have more than one.
Stopcocks tend to be ignored and can seize up over time. Every so often you should give it a twist to make sure that it works properly. If you have a flood or something like a leaking radiator, your stopcock is the first port of call and can prevent excessive damage being caused when catastrophe strikes.
If you have any exterior pipes that could be affected by a severe cold snap, it makes sense to lag them properly. This is easy to do and doesn’t cost a lot of money. The last thing you want is a water pipe freezing and causing a break that leads to flooding.
If you are going on holiday during the winter, putting your heating on at a low-level overnight can ensure that you don’t come back home to any nasty surprises.
Outdoor Plumbing issues
Besides making sure no pipes are frozen or in risk of freezing up, you should also look for any bird nests built in plumbing vents, clean the gutters and if you have spigots make sure they do not leak.
Spciall attention should be given to any gutters that may have trees roots and these often cause plumbing problems.
Keeping Appliances Maintained
It’s beneficial to make sure you maintain any appliances that are connected to the water supply in your home. That includes washing machines and dishwashers. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and you shouldn’t have too many problems.
Having a Regular Plumbing Maintenance
Whereas some plumbing problems are easy to fix is always better to take no risks and make sure your plumbing is fully ready for whatever the weather brings. DHS also specializes on bathroom fixtures and fittings and well as kitchen fittings and appliances.
At DHS, we specialize in boiler and plumber services in Bristol, ensuring that your piping, and appliances are in top condition.