A leaky faucet in a Vancouver home

Ward Off Plumbing Problems With These Preventative Maintenance Tips

Plumbing problems can have several detrimental and expensive consequences. Luckily, by taking the proper steps, most of these issues can be prevented. This requires you to invest some money into your home’s plumbing in order to avoid larger problems in the future. Not only will these investments protect your home and possessions, but they’ll also lead to significant savings in the long run.

Fix Leaky Faucets

Leaky faucets might not seem like a big deal, but they shouldn’t be ignored. Worsening leaks can cause water damage and even lead to mould. These issues are much more challenging to combat than simple faucet or showerhead leaks. If you notice any, it’s important that you contact a plumber as soon as possible so they can solve the problem quickly.

Insulate Pipes

When your pipes freeze, they’re put at risk of bursting, which can cause tremendous damage to your home. In order to avoid this, it’s important to ensure that your pipes are properly insulated. By hiring a professional to tackle this project, you’re guaranteeing the job will be done correctly the first time, ensuring that no part of your pipes is left vulnerable to the cold.

Drain Your Water Heater

A few times a year, you should set a day aside to drain your water heater and remove any sediment that may have accumulated. This buildup can impede the appliance’s ability to heat water and by cleaning it you’ll ensure that your water heater continues to work as effectively as possible.

Metal Hoses

Typically, washing machines and dishwashers are filled and drained through black rubber hoses. Unfortunately, these hoses are prone to burst and, when they do, they can leak up to five gallons per minute. This kind of flooding can cause serious damage to your home, which is why we recommend you invest in metal hoses instead. Since metal hoses can withstand higher pressures and have longer lifespans than their rubber counterparts, they’re less likely to burst and therefore are effective at keep plumbing problems at bay.

Emergency Plumbing and Heating Repair in North Vancouver and Burnaby

At Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating, we offer residential and commercial plumbing repairs with a guarantee of top-quality service. No problem is too big or too small for our expert plumbers and technicians. With emergency services available 24/7, don’t hesitate to contact our team in the greater Vancouver area at any time!

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