It’s time for spring cleaning, right? Why not incorporate a quick, do-it-yourself inspection of your home’s plumbing. It’s a better time of year to identify and remedy any potential problems. Here are the things want to look for:
- Inspect all your toilets for leaks—put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. You’ll see the color in the bowl within an hour if there’s any type of leak.
- Install a strainer in every drain, so that you don’t get a buildup of hair, soap or other items in your pipes
- Test every faucet in the house for leaks—slowly turn all faucets on and off, looking for any drips or leaks
- Check to make certain all toilets flush properly—if you have to jiggle the handle or hold it down, it should be replaced
- Pour a gallon of water into any drain you don’t use on a regular basis. These drains can trap gas and odors in the house. If you have a floor drain that backs up or drains slowly, consider having it snaked
- Look under sinks for any evidence of water damages or leaks
- Test your sump pump by pouring a few gallons of water down it
- Clean all debris, leaves and branches from rain gutters, downspouts and drains
- Check all outside fixtures, including faucets and hose bibs, to ensure they are working properly.
Public Service Plumbers
5610 Dyer Street
Dallas, Texas 75206
We offer plumbing installation and repair services to individuals and businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and Lewisville.