Basic Plumbing Maintenance Tips


To save money and reduce the environmental aspects of single-use water bottles, consider installing a home water filtration solution (whole-house, faucet filter, bottle-less water cooler, etc.)


Routine Care

Treat sink and tub drains with baking soda and hot water

The baking soda and hot water helps to dissolve grease and sediment that begin to build up in your drain pipes.

Timing:  Every 6 months: January, July (yearly)

Check under sinks and around toilets for leaks

Early detection catches small leaks before they turn into serious water damage.

Timing: July (yearly)

How To

Check inside bathroom vanities and under kitchen sinks for moisture and other signs of leaks. Carefully inspect pipes for condensation or slow drips. Look for rust or white lime deposits which are early indications that a leak is starting.

Check for cracks in the toilet bowl rim where it is bolted to the floor. A hairline crack usually means that the toilet is on its way to developing a leak. Also inspect around the toilet for leaks in the water inlet pipes or tank bottom.

In addition, look for dripping faucets, leaking shower heads, and malfunctioning toilet flush valves.


Health & Safety
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
Energy Savings
Allergy Control
The benefits of this task are very high. Doing this task can help prevent serious damage from water leaks and pests, which can be very costly to eliminate and repair damage from.


The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required.


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