While you are Spring Cleaning – Check Your Plumbing System
San Diego, Ca. Release Date: March 30, 2007
Springtime; it brings to mind tulips blooming, birds whistling their mating tunes and that pesky list of household chores that requires doing this time, every year. If it isn’t already on there, the good people at My Plumber request that you add a home plumbing inspection, to that list.
A small leak in a copper pipe may only appear as a small white circle growing on the pipe. Neglect it and it can grow large enough to cause major damage; including mold inside the walls, where you can’t see it.
Washing machine hoses wear out with time; any sign that hoses have deteriorated is a good sign that you need to replace them. Many householders have heard a splash – only to find their carpet had to be replaced and their flooring was damaged because of broken washing machine hoses.
You should remove clutter from under the sink. Then you should look for leaks in the area and on the pipes. “Storage is a premium in any house” Says Wendell Presgrave, Owner and Master Plumber “but under the sink is not good storage space, bottles and boxes tend to get knocked against the pipes and cause the connections to leak.
Your plumbing system is one of the most expensive systems in your house a few moments for inspection is a small sacrifice for the grief you can save by catching your plumbing problems early.