Whether you are buying a new home, or just maintaining your current home, an inspection of your home’s plumbing system is important. Plumbers suggest that you inspect your plumbing on a yearly basis to ensure that it is in good condition and that you are able to have any repairs done before they become worse.
With that being said, what should you be looking for when checking the plumbing of your home? The experts at PGS Services are here to help with that. We are going to share some helpful tips and advice that will make checking your home’s plumbing easy and fast! Let’s get started:
Steps For Checking The Plumbing In Your Home
Perform General Checks On Your Plumbing - these can include looking for leaky pipes, fixtures and taps, checking the function of toilets and drains and ensuring that all plumbing fixtures including sinks and showers are watertight.
Check Your Boiler’s Service History - knowing the service history of your boiler is important. If it is overdue for service, it is a good idea to call a plumber to inspect your boiler for any leaks and to perform any maintenance that will help keep it running longer and more efficiently.
LocateThe Stop Cock -whether you are just buying a home or you are unfamiliar it is important that you know where your stop cock is located and what it does. The stop cock is used to turn off the water to your home in the event of an emergency or when repairs are being made to your plumbing. Stop cocks are typically located under the kitchen sink, in the garage or utility room or even under a set of stairs.
Check Your Cold Water Tank - inspect your cold water tank carefully to ensure that is shows no signs of leakage and that the cover is tight. Check the insulation on the tank and if there are any issues that you notice, contact a qualified plumber right away.
Check The Water Pressure - this is especially important when purchasing a new home. You can check the water pressure by turning on the tap which is located the furthest from the water source. Low water pressure could be signs of a problem and you should call a plumber for a more in-depth inspection.
Contact PGS Services
To learn more about maintaining your plumbing system, or to have a team of dedicated account managers and experienced trade experts assist you today, contact PGS Services today. PGS offers services covering a wide range of property maintenance trade skills. With a focus on quality workmanship and exceptional customer service, you will always find the right tradesman for your needs.
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