Preventing a Plumbing Emergency
Whether it’s a commercial or residential property, plumbing problems are bound to occur because the materials used to build a home do not last forever.
Considering the daily use and constant wear and tear that’s placed on a building’s plumbing system, it’s no wonder why there are system failures.
If you own a business, you know that you need your plumbing to be in tip-top shape. Time is money, so if there is a plumbing emergency, you need it fixed fast.
If you are a homeowner, the last thing you want is a burst pipe to cause mold, water damage and to destroy your furnishings, nor do you want tree roots to destroy your home’s plumbing system.
So, is there anything you can do as a property owner to prevent plumbing emergencies before they happen? Of course and the best time to start preventing them is TODAY before they take you by surprise.
The best way to prevent plumbing emergencies from occurring is by 1) being proactive by keeping up with maintenance, 2) having your property inspected by a qualified professional plumber periodically, and 3) by learning the early warning signs of a plumbing emergency.
Watch for the Early Warning Signs
Here are some of the early warning signs to watch out for:
- Water bills that are inexplicably high
- Pipes that rattle or bang when the water is turned on or off
- Water that is rust-colored
- The presence of moisture on the ceilings, floors, or walls
- A toilet that runs continuously or turns off and on by itself
- Leaking plumbing fixtures
- A toilet that makes a percolating sound
- An overflowing toilet
The best way to prevent a plumbing emergency is to ensure that your plumbing is well-maintained. To get started, you want to have a licensed plumber conduct a thorough inspection of your home’s plumbing system.
Also, it’s important that you know where your shutoff valves are located. This way, if you wake up in the middle of the night and a pipe has burst and water is squiring all over, you know how to shut off the water supply.
If you’re concerned that your home or business may have a problem, don’t hesitate to contact the Kansas City plumbers at A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. to schedule a service call!