Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners
Top 5 Things New Homeowners Should Know About Plumbing
1. Know Where Your Water Shutoff Valve Is
If you ever run into an emergency where a pipe is leaking or your water heater has burst, you need to know how to shut that water off to prevent further damage.
2. Know Where Your Gas Shutoff Valve Is
If you ever have a supply line get broken, you were pulling out a stove and accidentally broke the supply line. How do you shut that off? You have to know how to shut that off, and you have to know where to shut that off.
3. Know the Condition of Your Plumbing Equipment
When you move into a new house, especially an older house, you want to ask when the last time the sewer was cleaned, if the pipes are susceptible to roots, if the toilets are in good condition, if the drains ever get clogged, etc.
We suggest hiring a professional like Reliable Drain to do an inspection to ensure your plumbing is in order before you buy the home. This can save you from future issues that can be costly!
4. Know Your Sump Pump
You also want to know where your sump pump is, how old it is, who installed it, is there a warranty on it?
5. Know Who You’re Going to Call in an Emergency
Accidents happen, and you don’t want to be rushing around trying to find a reputable company to come and help! Have your trusted contractor’s number handy, so you can get the issue solved as soon as possible.
Learn More About Reliable Drain
If you are a new homeowner in the Northern Ohio area, Reliable Drain is here to help make sure your plumbing is in tip-top shape! Contact us today with any questions or to schedule a service.