Important Tasks to Add to Your Home Maintenance Checklist (Part One) - Parker & Sons

Whether you actually have it written out on a piece of paper or you keep a running list somewhere in your head, we all have a home maintenance checklist. The need for home maintenance never ends. There are minor (and major) problems popping up one after another. In order to keep the entire place from falling apart, you need to keep up on your checklist. Much to your delight, we are here to add a few items on to that already depressingly lengthy checklist. These are small and large jobs which are essential to the care of your home but which often slip the mind of even the most carefully and diligent homeowner. We have a lot cover, and it will probably take us a couple of days, so without further ado, let’s jump into it.

Check Water Pressure

Your home plumbing system runs on pressure. In some place, pressure forces water to flow, in others, it keeps it from flowing. You want to keep your water pressure in balance. Having it teeter too far out of balance in either direction can result in major complications. Once a year, use a pressure gauge to test the pressure (in terms of pounds per square inch) of the water flowing through your fixtures. High pressure especially can cause damage to pipes, joints, and appliances. Over time, the pressure-reducing valves in your plumb system will wear down. Performing periodic pressure checks can help you catch problems before they have a chance to turn into major disasters.

If you identify a fixture or location in your home that is experiencing high water pressure, it is best to contact a professional plumber. They will be able to diagnose the exact cause of the issue, and have it fixed up in no time at all.

For any of your plumbing needs, call Parker & Sons at (602)273-7247. A fast, friendly, and effective Parker & Sons Plumbing Professional can be at your home today setting things right as rain.

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