The plumbing system of your AB home quietly delivers clean water throughout the house. While these pipes are built to function maintenance-free, any necessary upkeep should be handled by a licensed professional plumber.

Key Plumbing Information:

1. Water Shutoff Valve: It’s imperative for homeowners to know the location of the main water shutoff valve. Additionally, familiarize yourself with the shutoff valves for the following fixtures and appliances:

  • Sinks
  • Dishwashers
  • Bathtubs
  • Water heaters
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundry areas
  • Sprinklers, re-sprinklers, and lawn irrigation systems
  • Refrigerators with ice makers

2. Extended Absences: If you’re away from home for an extended duration, shut off the main water supply as a precaution.

3. Leaks: In the event of a detected leak or pipe breakage, immediately turn off the main shutoff valve to prevent water damage, and contact a licensed plumber.

4. Drain Maintenance:

  • Most plumbing fixtures, including your sink, shower, bathtub and toilet feature a J-shaped drain trap where debris tends to gather.
  • For blockages, using a plunger often suffices. However, if the sink remains clogged, consider disassembling the drain trap underneath for cleaning. It might be best to engage a licensed professional for this.


5. Faucet Care: Your faucets are engineered for longevity and performance. The less strain exerted on them, the less frequently they will require repairs.

6. Noise in Supply Lines: A clicking sound may arise from water supply lines expanding with hot water, and contracting when cooling down. If a loud banging noise is heard, it is highly recommended to call in a licensed professional.

7. Water Heater: To ensure the water heater’s optimal operation and reduce potential rust or limestone buildup, routine maintenance is essential. It is recommended to call in a licensed professional.

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