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4 Parts You Should Know for Plumbing Maintenance

Plumbing Maintenance Being Performed
December 21, 2016

Plumbing maintenance should be atop your list of priorities if you recently moved into a new home or if you live in a home with older plumbing fixtures. Unfortunately, for a lot of homeowners out there, it proves easier said than done. This either because they simply don’t stay on top of plumbing maintenance or simply aren’t doing enough. Contrary to what many people think, a plumbing system isn’t just relegated to a few essential fixtures like toilets and sinks. There are several smaller features at work that you should know. Often times, features like water meters and water main valve get overlooked by homeowners, as they’re usually not immediately visible to the eye. However, even with that in mind, ignoring them may be doing yourself a disservice, especially when that ignorance leads to a plumbing problem go unrepaired. Even if it were an issue the homeowner could have fixed themselves had they familiarized themselves with their plumbing system, their inability to locate these features leads to problems building up over time. For example, in the event of a pipe leak, a lack of maintenance may lead to the pipe bursting and flooding the home with backed-up water. That could be hugely expensive and catastrophic for a home, especially if you don’t know where the water main valve. Don’t fall into a trap like this, and instead be proactive in familiarizing yourself with your plumbing system, even down to the tiniest details.

Calling Eagle Plumbing for Plumbing Maintenance

Eagle Plumbing should be your first for plumbing service that goes above and beyond to ensure your home remains free of any issues. Our plumbing contractors are available at any point to help bring your plumbing system up to a high standard. We can help you with anything including toilet repair, drain cleaning, leaky faucets, and more. If it means your plumbing system works better than ever before, you can count on us to be there for you. Our excellent customer service ensures your needs are always kept front and center of our work. With our help, you will experience plenty of benefits, including a greater understanding of your plumbing system. At the first sign of a small leak, you’ll know how to take action in ensuring it’s cleaned up and doesn’t result in you losing a significant amount of water or spending money on water damage restoration service. You also won’t have to rely so much on a plumbing contractor, reducing the amount of money you spend on repair. Best of all, your family will be able to live comfortably in your home, ensuring you stay at a better peace of mind for a long time to come.

4 Important Parts of Your Plumbing System

We’ll go beyond telling you about the toilet and faucet so you’ll instead receive insight on the smaller features that makes your plumbing system work. While these 4 parts won’t immediately catch your eye, they are undoubtedly some of the most vital:

  1. Water Main Valve: Let’s go back to the leaky pipe example, okay? If your pipe bursts, you need a way to stop the flow of water in your home to prevent any flooding or water damage in your home. That’s where the water main valve comes into play. It is located in the basement or crawl space of your home, coming through a wall or concrete floor. Knowing where it’s located is important, so you’ll be able to shut it off as soon as possible.
  2. Cut-Off Valves for Fixtures: In the event you need to cut off water flow to fixtures like sinks and toilets, a cut-off valve will prove a valuable resource. Let’s say your toilet starts to leak. Before the water spills onto the surrounding floor and lead to water damage, the cut-off valve will ensure you don’t have to face this possibility altogether.
  3. Water Pressure Regulator: This part will help reduce the water pressure in the main line before it enters. It ensures pressure remains at a safe level before it reaches any plumbing fixture in your home. Imagine stepping into the shower and being greeted by warm water at an unbelievably high pressure. That’s not the way you should start the day, and a regulator will ensure it doesn’t happen.
  4. Gas, Electricity, and Hot Water Valve: These parts will help control the flow of essential resources helping you live in your home. This features will prove helpful in the event that your water is getting too hot or you need to do some repair work on your fixtures before they can operate normally again.

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