10 Preventative Tips For Your Home
1 - Check Main Shut-Off Valves (includes Gas & WATER)
Exercising this at least 5 times to assure they work when needed every quarter.
2 - Drain Water Heater Annually
On a standard Water Heater: 5 gallons 1 time a month from the bottom of water heater.
On Tankless Water Heater: They need to be descaled 1 to 2 times a year.
3 - Keep area drains clear and free of debris to reduce stoppages
Maintenance: Test that water flow in the backyard drains and exits at the curb in the same amount. If not Hydro-Jet and clean drains as needed.
4 - Have rain gutters cleaned annually
Maintain as needed to be prepared for heavy rains.
5 - Change out Washing Machine hoses
Some Manufactures highly recommend changing every 2 years.
6 - Make sure there is water in every drain in the house regardless of use (Due to Sewer Gasses)
If there is a drain that does not get used it can allow sewer gasses to enter the home. (These gasses can be dangerous to ones health)
7 - Check all Faucets and Toilets for leaks
A drip from a faucet or toilet or hose spicket can waste up to 50 gallons a day.
8 - Slow drains - DO NOT use Chemicals, have them snaked
There are chemicals that can clear drains, however the best way is to have it cleared properly then keep it clear with chemicals.
9 - Lemons - Yes use Lemons in your drains weekly as they are natures drain cleaners.
Citrus acid is a natural way of maintenance, cuts grease and smells great!
10 - If you have a "Clean Out" for the whole house, it should be snaked annually
Most homes have a mainline clean out. Basic maintenance is once a year to keep the lines clear.