Your AB home’s plumbing system works behind the scene to provide your family with clean water. The plumbing pipes in your home are designed to function without any maintenance, but if maintenance is needed, it should be performed by a professional plumber.

Below is common plumbing  information you should know:   

All homeowners should know where the water shut off valve is. Know the locations of the water 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 and ice makers
  • Shut off the water supply if you’re leaving home for an extended period of time.
  • If you discover a leaking or broken pipe, turn off the main shutoff valve to help prevent water damage, and call for service.
  • Your home’s plumbing fixtures — including your sink, shower, bathtub and toilet — have a J-shaped drain trap that is usually where debris can collect. You can try to unclog drains, including your sink and toilet, using a plunger. As a last resort for a clogged sink, you can go under the sink and remove the J-shaped drain trap and clean and then replace it. (You might need a professional do this.)
  • Your faucets are designed to look great and perform well for many years. Less strain you put on your faucets, less frequently they need repair.
  • Water supply lines sometimes produce a clicking noise as they expand when hot water runs through the pipe, and then contract when the water cools down. Call for professional service if you hear a loud banging noise when using the water pipes.
  • To keep your water heater operating correctly and minimize rust and limestone buildup, you need to perform regular maintenance.

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