Taking care of your home is no mean feat, especially if you do it all by yourself. There are so many things that need to be looked after, that it can get overwhelming sometimes. Home maintenance is a separate job in itself which requires you to devote time to it regularly and throughout the year, making sure that you’ve covered all the aspects; and there are so many. So to manage one small aspect of this huge task, we are giving you a helpful checklist that will help you in keeping track of all of your plumbing problems and signs of potential problems that may arise. It will aid you in addressing them before they become a real issue. Simply go through the list and you’ll end up with a complete check-up of your home’s plumbing that’ll help you in a thorough maintenance of the whole plumbing system.
First thing you need to do is survey the whole plumbing system by counting the number of appliances and pipes. This includes the plumbing machinery that operates the toilet, basins, showers, taps and bathtubs, as well as other areas that function through a plumbing system, such as kitchen and laundry areas like dishwasher, sinks, drains, pipelines connected to the washing machine, etc.
o Look for signs of leakage in pipes that are visible. For pipes embedded in the walls, see if you can spot flaky paint, watermarks, etc.
o Check for corrosion. Green stains around parts made of brass and copper and orange stains on steel/iron pipes are sure-shot signs of rusting. Corrosion of pipes can cause leaks, seepage and bad pipe connections.
o Test the water pressure. Observe the force with which the water flows from taps, faucets, showerheads, etc. Low pressure (weak force) of water indicates sediment formation in the pipeline. Remove the caps of the taps and showerheads to look for any sediment that may have accumulated over time.
o Inspect sink, shower and tub drain for slow speeds of drainage. Slow and obstructive drainage may indicate a blocked drain or a vent pipe. The water should pass with a full swirl, without any pauses or bubbling.
o Check the flushing handle and mechanism of the toilets. You can do this by flushing the toilets. See if the quantity of the water in the flush is adequate, buttons are working smoothly and water spills outside the seat, etc. A negative on any of these indicates a problem.
o Water seepage can swell the plaster on the walls, loosen up the tiles on floor/wall, aid the growth of fungus, and cause corrosion. Look for any of these signs in the bathroom, kitchen, room and ceilings.
o Check if the tub, sink or toilet caulking is coming off.
o Look for mildew, which is caused by stagnant water that may have dried up.
o Push and pull gently on each toilet to see if it is fixed properly or has gotten loose.
o To remove the sediment collected in the water heater, drain it once in a while.
o Check all the taps in your home by running them and looking for any water coming out of the joint.
o Inspect all the hoses including the one on the washing machine, to look for any cracks and leaks.
Perform the inspection using this checklist on an annual or bi-annual basis to ensure that you address the plumbing issues in a timely fashion and stop them from growing into major problems. CallFixie provides trained and certified plumbers that are skilled and experienced. They will cater to all of your plumbing needs at affordable rates and will visit your place at the scheduled time without delay. Once the booking is done, CallFixie will provide you support at each and every step until the job is complete. Booking is very simple.
Just visit www.callfixie.in or dial 8000 600 111. Whatever it is, contact CallFixie and get it fixed.
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