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Moving? Here Are 5 Things To Check In Your New Home Or Apartment’s Plumbing

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Moving? Here Are 5 Things To Check In Your New Home Or Apartment’s Plumbing
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Are you moving into a new home or apartment?

Congrats! It’s an exciting time and with so many details to take care of, it can be overwhelming. Don’t forget one of the most important parts – your plumbing!

As experts in this field, we at Western Rooter & Plumbing want to provide some helpful insight on five things you should check and do when you move into a new property. Taking just these few steps will ensure that your plumbing is running smoothly from the start and help to avoid potential problems down the road.

Let’s get started; read on for everything you’ll need to know about your newly acquired home or apartment’s plumbing system.

Check the water pressure – a low pressure could indicate an issue with your pipes or main line

When you move into a new home or apartment, checking the water pressure is one of the first steps to make sure that your plumbing is running as it should be.

It’s not difficult to do, and could save you time and money down the road. Any signs of abnormally low pressure could indicate major issues with either your pipes or main line, so staying on top of it from the beginning is key. Low water pressure could also lead to flooding, so taking the time to check your current system will pay off in the long run and ensure that you have an enjoyable stay in your new home.

Look for signs of leaks around sinks, toilets and showers

Moving into a new home or apartment can be an exciting experience, however it is important to check for signs of leaks in the plumbing system. These leaks can cause costly damages if not taken care of early on. Make sure to look in and around sinks, toilets and showers for any water accumulation, discoloration on walls or floors, drips from fixtures, or loose pipes.

Any one of these indicators could mean that you have a hidden leak that needs to be identified and fixed as soon as possible. Taking the time to inspect your plumbing when settling into a new place will ultimately save you money by avoiding major repairs after significant water damage has already occurred.

Inspect the water heater to ensure it is working properly and has enough capacity to meet your needs

When you’re moving into a new home or apartment, one critical step to take is inspecting your water heater.

Water heaters can be quite expensive to replace and they place increasing demand on energy bills, so it’s important that it is functioning properly and has the capacity to meet your daily needs. By performing a few routine checks such as looking for visible signs of damage or wear and tear, draining the tank to clear sediment build-up, testing the temperature setting, checking relief valves, and reviewing manufacturer’s literature for guidance; you can ensure your water heater does not pose any potential risk both to your lifestyle and wallet.

With this being said it’s also wise to ask experienced professionals like those at Western Rooter & Plumbing for their expert advice when dealing with such issues.

Test all drains in your home for proper drainage and flow rate

Within the first few days of settling into a new home, it’s critical that all drains are tested for proper drainage and flow rate.

By doing this, any underlying problems can be identified and addressed in a timely manner before they become more serious or costly to fix. The benefits of testing your drains cannot be understated — so when you move into a new home or apartment, make sure you take the time to check all your drains for their optimal performance.

The peace of mind from this simple action could save you thousands in the long run!

Look for any mold or mildew that may have grown due to condensation from the plumbing fixtures

Moving into a new home or apartment can bring a lot of excitement and anticipation, but it is important to make sure you check for any potential issues that can arise in an older or previously occupied residence.

One primary issue to be aware of is the growth of mold or mildew. In many cases, condensation from plumbing fixtures can result in environments with higher than ideal levels of moisture, creating an ideal situation for these organisms to thrive. It’s vital that you inspect all walls, flooring, and other areas near plumbing fixtures for signs of mold or mildew to ensure your family’s health and safety.

Western Rooter & Plumbing can help you evaluate your new home and provide sound advice and solutions should you find anything unexpected.

Make sure all fixtures are connected properly and have adequate ventilation

When you move into a new place, it’s absolutely essential to make sure that your fixtures—like tubs, toilets, and sinks—are connected properly and are also well-ventilated.

Improperly connected fixtures may cause a plumbing issue later on which could cost time and money to fix. Whereas proper ventilation is key for preventing trapped sewer odor and other potentially hazardous gases from entering the home. So before settling in too comfortably at your new digs, ensure that your fixtures are both properly connected and adequately ventilated!

It’s important to take care of the plumbing in your new home or apartment right away.

We hope these steps will help you get started with inspecting and maintaining the plumbing in your new space. Depending on the amount of time and effort you can spend on inspections, it might be a good idea to call in an expert for some help. Western Rooter & Plumbing is proud to provide excellent plumbing services that are both efficient and effective.

Our experienced plumbers can inspect, diagnose, and repair any kind of plumbing situation so that you’re equipped with a system ready to last many years. If you want more advice or want us to take action at any point, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (626) 448-6455; our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to answer all of your questions.

John, Larry, Mike, owners of Western Rooter & Plumbing

Need expert plumbing help?

If you’re having plumbing issues or emergencies, contact Western Rooter & Plumbing online or call our dispatch center at (626) 448-6455. We are the Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Valley’s number one plumbers – don’t wait, call now!

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