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Top 5 Plumbing Tips For New Homeowners

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Top 5 Plumbing Tips For New Homeowners

Summer is a hot time of year for the real estate market. A new home is always an unfamiliar place until you get settled in and more comfortable with your surroundings. Follow these top 5 plumbing tips to have a seamless transition as a new homeowner.

  1. Know Where Your Water Shut-Off Valve Is Located

In the event of a plumbing emergency, it’s always a good idea to know where your water shut-off valve is located. Because the valve is what supplies water to your whole house, you want to be able to know where to go to turn it off. Otherwise, you could be dealing with a big, expensive mess.

  1. Know How To Properly Use Your Garbage Disposal

This may seem like a no-brainer, but a lot of homeowners don’t use their garbage disposal correctly. Contrary to its name, garbage disposals weren’t designed to dispose of large quantities of garbage. There are many food items you should never put down a garbage disposal, including:

  • Egg shells
  • Bones
  • Grease, Fats, and Oil
  • Potato Peels
  • Rice and Pasta
  • Fruit Pits and Seeds
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Lemon Peels
  • Celery
  • Most Starchy and Fibrous Food Waste
  1. Never Ignore A Leak

Even the smallest of leaks should not be ignored. Did you know that a leaky faucet can waste nearly 10,000 gallons of water every year? Fix all leaks, big or small, before they become big – and expensive – problems. Sometimes, leaks are hard to spot and can be hidden. If you notice an increase in your water bill and suspect you may have a leak somewhere in your home, don’t hesitate to call the pros at Action Air.

  1. Get To Know Your Water Heater

Get personal with your water heater! In other words, get to know all the important details such as, how old, the model, condition, the warranty, etc. This will help you to know when your water heater may need to be drained and/or replaced. Typically, water heaters can last up to 10 years if properly maintained.

  1. Invest In A Professional Drain Cleaning

Contrary to popular belief, chemical cleaners are not the best thing for your drains. In fact, they can do some costly damage. When you move into a new home, it’s sometimes not very obvious the condition of the drains and who knows the last time the previous homeowners gave them attention. If you suspect your drains may be in need of a little TLC, don’t hesitate to schedule your professional drain cleaning with the local plumber.

Contact Action Air For All Your Plumbing Needs

The experts at Action Air have been serving Indianapolis and the surrounding areas since 1986. Whether you need help fixing a leak, a water heater replacement, a professional drain cleaning, or something else, Action Air is here to help with all your plumbing needs! Contact us today at 317-451-4371 or fill out our online form here. Our pros are standing by to assist you!