First Time Homeowners' Guide to Plumbing

You've found the home of your dreams, submitted an offer, and have finally received the keys to your dream space! Buying your first home is an exciting time, and our team would like to congratulate you on your milestone purchase.

We understand the home buying and moving process can be overwhelming and time-consuming; however, between selecting paint swatches and searching for the perfect living room set, don't forget to set aside some time to learn the ins and outs of your plumbing system. Our team has compiled some tips to help you along the way; keep reading to discover the best ways to care for your residential plumbing system.

Keep Up With Professional Maintenance

All homeowners hope to avoid potential breakdowns or repairs with their plumbing system, and the best way to do so is by scheduling regular professional maintenance. While there are a few plumbing issues that can be spotted by an untrained eye, allowing our professionals to look at your system can ensure that the components are functioning correctly and all is running smoothly. Regular maintenance can also allow for potential problems to be spotted earlier rather than later, which can minimize overall damages and the cost of repairs.

During your plumbing maintenance service, our technicians will look for signs of low water pressure, clogged drains, pipe corrosion, leaks, and more. We'll provide you with tips to keep your system running correctly, and if any necessary repairs are needed, we'll find the best solution for your home and budget.

Clean Fixtures Regularly

From your kitchen sink to your showerhead, your plumbing fixtures go through a lot in a given week, so it's essential to keep them clean to maintain their efficiency. You don't need to run to the store to pick up a stock of chemical cleaning products; in fact, many of your fixtures can be effectively cleaned thanks to the help of some supplies in your kitchen.

Use vinegar to clean your showerhead, baking soda to combat stinky drains, and a lemon to scrub away hard water stains on fixtures. Baking soda and vinegar can be used hand-in-hand to clean most fixtures, so always keep these two items handy in your kitchen pantry.

Avoid DIY Repairs

With the abundance of information on the internet today, some homeowners feel inclined to skip calling in a professional plumber and take a crack at DIY repairs once they suspect something is amiss within their system. However, it's important to remember that many "quick fixes" you find online will only temporarily stop the problem and may allow an underlying issue to continue. You don't want to delay calling a professional plumber, as the longer you wait may result in more severe damage to your plumbing system.

Regularly Check for Leaks

One of the most common plumbing problems you may run into as a homeowner is a leaking fixture or pipe. It's essential to regularly inspect your home's fixtures for potential leaks to stop water damage in its tracks. If you suspect a leak in your plumbing system, call our team at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric right away, and we'll be happy to take a look. Signs of a leak may include:

  • Spiked water bills
  • Lower water pressure
  • The sound of running water
  • Mold growth

Quality Plumbing Services in Demopolis

First-time homeowners need a reliable plumbing team to depend on to keep their system running smoothly at all times. At Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric, we understand the importance of a functioning plumbing system and can help solve all problems you may be experiencing, from leaks to low water pressure. To learn more about our dedicated team and top-tier customer service, call us today at (334) 231-6980 or complete our online contact form for more information.