The plumbing in your home is one of those things you don’t really notice until there is a problem. As long as the garbage disposal works and there’s plenty of hot water in the morning, everything is fine. It’s important, however, to do a plumbing inspection every year or so to make sure there are no hidden issues with your plumbing. This also makes sense if you have an older home or if you are getting ready to sell your home.
Check The Water Heater in Lee’s Summit or Blue Springs Home
Most water heaters have a life span of about 12-15 years in this area. We are known for having extremely hard water, which can also be hard on your water heater. You’ll want to check for rust at the bottom of your water heater, and also pay attention to see if your long hot showers aren’t lasting as long as they used to. This could be because of sediment at the bottom of your hot water heater. You’ll also want to inspect the shutoff valves and connections at the top of the water heater for corrosion or small leaks.
How Old Is That Sump Pump In Your Basement?
Sump pumps may have been there since the home was built. There are a lot of homes in the Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs area that are over 10 years old, and over time sump pumps do wear out. You’ll want to periodically lift the float on your sump pump to make sure it turns on. You definitely don’t want to find out about a sump pump repair issue during one of our gully washers! It’s sometimes smart to replace your sump pump BEFORE you think you need to. That ensures that it will work when you really need it.
Garbage Disposals Are The Workhorses of Your Kitchen
We typically dump lots of kitchen scraps and foods in our garbage disposers, and they work hard every day. It’s always a good idea to check the plumbing under the sink for leaks, and keep an eye on the garbage disposal to make sure its still working well. While you are under the sink, check the drain hose for your dishwasher to make sure there are no drips where it connects to your garbage disposal.
Advocate Master Plumbing can also inspect your plumbing. This can really come in handy if you are getting ready to sell your home, because we can identify possibly issues an inspector may uncover. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help!