Chapel Hill offers its residents some outstanding cultural experiences including great places to dine, listen to live music, and especially with the University of North Carolina in town, fantastic college basketball games to take in. As a homeowner, when these events are over and normal life continues, you'll need to make sure the plumbing system in your home is kept up-to-code and in tip-top shape, so you and your family are able to live comfortably and safely in your home.
Our licensed and experienced plumbers at JD Service Now would like to take this opportunity to advise you on some pointers on how to take care of your plumbing system. Heeding this advice may save you precious time and money in the short and long term.
How To Prevent Flooding from Destroying Your Home (and the Peace)
Oh no! A pipe has burst and water is gushing through the ceiling! Immediately turn off your home's water source. The main water valve lines up with the water pressure gauge outside. You can most likely find it in front of your garage or your driveway. The valve turns off by switching the level perpendicular to the pipe under it. Of course, knowing all this beforehand will help you keep damages to a minimum.
Check Your Water Seals Since They Will Eventually Evaporate
Located under your drains, water seals work to stop gases from creeping into your house. Exercise them by installing a trap primer that will refill the water seals with mineral oil or water. This will lower the risk of your water seals evaporating.
Give Your Water Heater Regular Maintenance Checkups
We recommend hiring our professional maintenance experts to give your water heater a full evaluation at least once a year. Water heaters tend to swell up with dirt and grime causing anode rods to wear down. We'll execute the proper inspection and cleaning methods to ensure your water heater runs effectively for a long time.
Above all else, just know that the key to a healthy plumbing system is to be prepared! Our more-than-qualified plumbing experts at JD Service Now are available anytime to help you do just that.
Call JD Service Now to take care of any of your normal or emergency plumbing in Chapel Hill!