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Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners

April 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Tips

If you are a first time homeowner looking for a good Tampa plumber, you’ve come to the right place.

First time homeowners are sometimes in the dark when it comes to plumbing issues. Usually they have come from an apartment complex that has all the maintenance staff ready to help and you don’t have to worry. But once you own a house, you are on your own.

Once you know the area you will be moving to, I highly recommend that you research reliable plumbers near you—you never know when you will need to call one in an emergency situation!

There are some things that even a Here a few to help you get started:

  • Check your lawn sprinklers for leaks. Hopefully if you have bought a brand new home, this will not be an issue; but if the house was previously owned, you definitely need to check the sprinklers and get the repaired as soon as possible.
  • Check your toilet for leaks too. One tip I recommend is to add some food coloring to your toilet water and if you have any leaks, you will see the colored water on the floor soon. Again, this is an issue that needs to be taken care of in a timely manner.
  • Make sure to locate the shut off valve. Let’s hope you never have to use it; but just in case, if a pipe springs a leak, you want to be able to turn off the water immediately. Don’t wait until an emergency like this happens to go in search of the shut off valve. Tampa plumbing valves will usually be by the water heater because many houses here don’t have basements—if the water company hasn’t shown you where it is, ask a Tampa plumber to come check it out.
  • Consider purchasing a home warranty. This is particularly important if your plumbing isn’t easily accessible, the house is very old, or you don’t think plumbing issues will be easily fixable (or affordable). Home warranties can cover plumbing, heating and cooling problems, depending on which options you elect.

I hope this information will help you prevent plumbing mishaps, but your best bet is to call 813-920-4050 if you’re in a jam!

Continue following us at http://gennaroplumbingtampa.com/category/blog/ to learn basic tips that every homeowner should know.

 

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