Tips to Keep from Needing Emergency Plumbing Service

It’s never any fun, of course, to need emergency plumbing. You’re not only stressed and possibly at risk for potentially extensive water damage, you’re also looking at a major disruption to your home routine. However, there are some very simple steps you can take to keep from having to call a plumber for a serious problem. At Benjamin Franklin San Francisco, we want to share some tips that can help keep your plumbing working as it should and keep you from having to deal with a sudden crisis.

Have Your System Checked by a Pro

One of the best ways to avoid any sort of emergency plumbing problem is by having it inspected by a professional at least once a year. Here are just some of the things a plumber will do to make sure everything is working properly:

  • Check behind the water heater, toilet and sinks for signs of leaks.
  • Look for signs of corrosion, such as yellow or orange stains on steel pipes, or green stains on brass or copper pipes.
  • Look for sediment in your water heater tank, faucets and shower heads. If you have sediment in your faucets or shower heads that can lower water pressure. If it’s in your water heater, it can cause the entire unit to shut down.
  • Check to make sure all of your drains are flowing properly, and are not blocked.

At Benjamin Franklin San Francisco, we can make sure that your pipes and appliances are maintained properly so that you don’t have the need for emergency plumbing. If you would like to set up a maintenance appointment, call us at 415-821-4357 or contact us online.