What Homeowners Should Know About Plumbing:

What Homeowners Should Know About Plumbing:


Homeowners should want to know the basics About Plumbing in their home.
Avoid plumbing emergencies with a few key pieces of information:

Know where the main shut-off valve is.


It is important to know where the main shut off valve is in your home in the event of an emergency. Knowing how to turn it off will help you in the event of a major leak, burst pipe or any other unexpected plumbing disaster. Main water shut off valves are usually in the basement, crawl space, garage or nearby the water heater.

Household plumbing emergencies can happen at any time and you need to know how to stop water from flowing. This information can spare you a great deal of damage and save you a great deal of money.

Know what type of pipes you have in your home.

There are a variety of different types of pipe found in homes. Some homes have PVC or Copper piping. Others may have Galvanized or Clay pipes. All will handle a different variety of pressure and some will corrode more quickly. It is important to know what type of pipes your home has and whether they are properly insulated. It is a good idea to have your pipes inspected, especially if you live in an older home. This will help you to avoid any possibility of freezing and to ensure there are no leaks, or potential for a pipe burst.

Know how to find leaks.


Leaks can occur anywhere in the home. Most common is a faucet that drips. This is usually an easy fix and very unlikely to cause an emergency plumbing situation. However, leaky pipes can cause major damage.

Be aware of your home. If you happen to notice discoloration on the walls or ceiling or lower water pressure than normal, you may have a problem. If you happen to notice your water bill is higher than normal and your usage has not changed, you may also have a leak somewhere.

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Know if the Plumber you’re hiring is insured.

Licensed plumbers are insured. In the unlikely event of a mistake or emergency, you and your home are protected and damages are covered under their policy.

When looking for a Plumbing Company, make sure you are calling someone qualified and experienced to do the job.

John G Plumbing. We are always here to help you with any routine or emergency plumbing needs.