Spring is a time when homeowners all over the country engage in maintenance tasks such as spring cleaning and home renovation. It’s also an ideal time for homeowners to check up on their plumbing system to protect their home from clogged drains, big or small leaks and possible water damage. Keeping up with these types of basic maintenance on an annual basis can surely help to keep your home functional year round.
At Benicia Plumbing, one of the Bay Area's leading plumbing company, we often help our customers to make sure that their plumbing system will work right all spring long.
Perform a Comprehensive Water Heater Check-Up
You probably turned up the temperature on your water heater when the weather got cold during this last winter. As a basic rule, all of us at Benicia Plumbing recommend that keeping your home’s water heater should be set to 120 degrees. Turning your water heater up more than the suggested setting can often result in scalding someone in your home and could also cut back the overall service life of your water heater.
While you’re turning down the temperature, make sure to check your water heater for signs of things like corrosion and leaks, and look for puddles, rust and/or soot around the control panel. If you see any signs of distress, contact Benicia Plumbing immediately so that we can assess the situation and devise a plan for you.
Don’t forget that most water heaters are likely to last 10-12 years max. If your water heater is an older unit, you might want to consider having your heater tuned up annually by Benicia Plumbing.
Check Under Your Sinks and Supply Hoses
Take a long look under your sinks and check the supply hoses that run to your dishwasher, clothes washer and/or other water-using appliances. Be looking for things such as moisture, puddles, rust, corrosion and/or other warning signs of a leak.
Test Your Toilets for Leaks
Test your toilet for leaks by pouring food coloring into the tank of your toilet. If the water in the bowl turns the same color of the food dye within 30 minutes, this is a clear sign that your toilet has a leak. Give us a call and we will advise you, because in many cases replacing the parts in the toilet tank will definitely save you water and money this year and in the future.
About Benicia Plumbing
When you do business with Benicia Plumbing, you can count accountability, punctuality, transparency and quality and that is our non-negotiable promise. From the first interaction through the successful completion of any project, you can be certain that Benicia Plumbing, Inc. will endeavor to do everything it can to make your experience the best it possibly can. You can also rest assured that Benicia Plumbing will always maintain the necessary licenses and insurance coverage required by the State of California, and when your job is completed, we will always leave the job site cleaner than when we got there.
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