The 4 Best Ways to Prevent Plumbing Leaks in Your Home
Nothing ruins your day quite like discovering a plumbing leak. Not only do leaking pipes make a spectacular mess that you now have to clean up, but if you don’t catch the leak quickly enough it can lead to serious property damage. An unchecked plumbing leak can cause mold and mildew growth and foul odors, as well as ruining floors, furniture, rugs and more.
Follow These Steps To Avoid Stressful Plumbing Leaks
Monitor Your Water Pressure
Good water pressure makes showers feel amazing, but if your water pressure is too high it can damage your plumbing. Anything over 60 psi is too high and can cause water hammers and plumbing leaks. J. Blanton can install a pressure regulator that will keep your home’s water pressure in the safe range of 30-50 psi.
Use Water Softeners
Chicago and most of the northern suburbs are classified as hard water areas by the United States Geological Survey. This means our water has high mineral content, and while it’s not bad for you, it can be bad for your pipes. That’s because the minerals in hard water attach to the inside walls of your pipes, leading to corrosion and the formation of leaks. Install a water softener system to reduce mineral content and prevent plumbing leaks.
Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze
We have some viciously cold winters here in the Windy City, so it’s important to always take steps to avoid frozen pipes. When your pipes freeze, the water in them expands and can cause your pipes to burst. Make sure your pipes are well-insulated and leave a drip running whenever temps fall below freezing.
Join The No Drip Club
Annual plumbing inspections and maintenance will ensure that your plumbing and fixtures are always in good condition and that any potential problems will be caught and fixed before they turn into disastrous leaks. By joining J. Blanton’s No Drip Club, not only will you get annual plumbing maintenance to protect your pipes, but you’ll also get annual HVAC maintenance to keep your furnace and AC in good working order.
Count On J. Blanton to Protect Your Plumbing
Whether you’re worried that your pipes may have a leak or you just have a general plumbing question, J. Blanton is here to serve your plumbing needs. Call us at (773) 724-9272 to schedule service today!