6 Basic Parts You Should Know Before Plumbing Maintenance

Plumbing maintenance is a realty every homeowner needs to face, especially if they’re a first-time homeowner who is unfamiliar with their plumbing system. In a perfect world, a home’s plumbing system wouldn’t have any issues at all. Toilets would always work, showers would always be comforting, and a pipe leak would be the farthest thing from your mind. However, a lack of maintenance will ruin any plumbing system, no matter how high-tech or efficient it may be. Before you got a plumbing disaster on your hands, you need to take action in ensuring leaks, clogs, overflows, and more are stopped. But while you’re trying to maintain your system, don’t just limit your work to fixtures like toilets and sinks. It’s the several smaller parts that make those fixtures work in the first place that are the most important elements of the system. Since those features aren’t so immediately visible, you probably don’t even consider checking them, not even when you’re moving into a new home. By ignoring them altogether, you may be doing yourself a disservice and face a wide range of problems including: higher costs of emergency bills to a local plumber, higher costs on monthly energy bills, inability to discern between minor and major plumbing issues, etc. Even if you are a new homeowner, familiarizing yourself with your plumbing system as much as possible will ensure your move-in is as smooth as possible.

Why You Need to Call Excalibur for Plumbing Maintenance

Fortunately, Excalibur is here to help with any of your plumbing needs. We have a dedicated team of licensed plumbers who are fully-trained to assist you with a wide range of services including drain cleaning, water heater repair, and leak detection. No matter what service we provide, we’ll give you greater insight into the inner workings of your plumbing system right down to the last detail. Learning every small bit of your plumbing system may seem overwhelming at first, but it may turn out to be the best thing you can do to ensure life in your new home is easy and stress-free. With our help, you can expect to see your plumbing system work better than ever. Due to improved fixture efficiency, you will save so much more on energy bills. Since you will also have a better sense in how to avoid plumbing problems, you will also spend less money on plumbing service. Perhaps best of all, you can take comfort in knowing your family’s plumbing needs are met. And, really, when their satisfaction is secured, what could possibly be better?

The 6 Parts You Should Know

Don’t just concern yourself with a few fixtures. Here are 6 of the most important parts of your plumbing system that may need plumbing maintenance:

  1. Water Main Valve: This part controls the flow of water in your home and is required to be installed in your home during initial construction. Knowing where it is located (which is typically the basement or crawl space) is highly important, especially if a pipe in your home leaks or bursts. For example, if you experience a burst pipe that threatens to cost you gallons of water, you will able to shut off the water main valve before you lose a significant amount of water.
  2. Cut-Off Valve: In addition to having a way to shut off your entire water supply, you will also discover cut-off valves for toilets, sinks, and showers. If any of these fixtures are leaking or experiencing other issues, a cut-off valve will allow you to stop the flow of water to the fixture until the issues is repaired.
  3. Water Meters: A water meter will give you a better sense on the overall health of your plumbing system. Fortunately, there are several, highly-efficient water maters available today that will allow you to detect leaks in your home and give you an overview on your water usage, giving you a chance to slow it down if your current usage proves too high. Since it also let you know where you are losing water, you’ll have a better sense of what plumbing service you need to get the job done.
  4. Water Pressure Regulators: This part will let you the level of pressure in your water supply. It will prove incredibly beneficial when there needs to be a reduction in the water pressure coming into the house. This helps keep water pressure at a safe level so you don’t risk the possibility of a pipe leak or an unwelcome surprise when you go to turn on the shower.
  5. Hot Water Valve: This part will control the water temperature and prove incredibly useful in the event your water is too hot. The last thing you want is to take a shower with water that’s verging on scalding and puts you at higher risk of suffering a burn.
  6. Sewer and Water Lines: Sometimes the most essential parts of your plumbing system aren’t even inside your home. The sewer and water lines connect outside, often underground, and act as a means for water to travel to and from the house. Feel free to contact Excalibur for more insight into this area.

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