4 Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
May 16, 2023
Whether you’re a longtime homeowner, a first-time homeowner, or just beginning to look into buying a home, there are some important tips that we believe every homeowner should know. As a leading plumbing maintenance and repair company in the Las Vegas Valley, these homeowner tips are all about plumbing! Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is always here for you when you need us, even after hours in case of a plumbing emergency, which are quite common this time of year with the freezing temperatures. Take a look at four important homeowner tips to keep in mind this time of year, and all year-long:
- Emergency shut-off for the toilet: An overflowing toilet is one of the most common plumbing issues in any household. There are many reasons why it happens, from an overcrowded home or an extensive clog, to an issue with your drainpipe. Knowing where the “emergency” shut-off valve for your toilet is a must for homeowners to prevent flooding and a sticky situation. You can usually find this valve protruding from the wall on the side, lower half of your toilet, towards the back. If you’re unsure, check with your plumbing professional, who can coach you through your toilet’s functions.
- Water pressure: Knowing your home’s water pressure is important. If it becomes too high, then it could actually damage your pipes. Knowing your water pressure allows you to monitor any changes, and potentially save your home from problems in your water heater or septic system.
- Main water shut-off valve: Knowing the location of your home’s main water shut-off valve is a fundamental piece of information. Every home is required to have one, and every homeowner should know its location and function. Depending on the location of your home, and how it was built, the valve could be anywhere. Your plumbing professional can help you locate this, as well. Water leaks, bursting pipes or extreme weather can all lead you to need to shut off your home’s water valve.
- Location of your sewer and water lines: If you’re a homeowner, you probably know that sewer lines help transport waste water from your home to the underground sewer mains. If your sewer line becomes clogged, this could lead to backed-up toilets or a potentially extensive sewer line repair or replacement. Homeowners who understand and respond to early warning signs can stave off serious sewer and plumbing issues.
If you’re a homeowner in the Las Vegas Valley, give Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing a call at 844-216-9300 or visit Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing’s website at https://www.theyesmancan.com to discuss these and other plumbing maintenance and repair tips.
Last Updated: February 22, 2024