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Our Plumbing Service Expert Explains the ABC’s of Your Plumbing System

Our plumbing service can catch plumbing problems that crop up unexpectedly. When any problem within your plumbing system is caught in time, extensive damage and expensive repairs can be avoided. While there are times you need a plumber, it’s never a good feeling shelling out a ton of money for a clogged drain that didn’t need to happen!

Why Call 3 Mountains Plumbing for Your Plumbing Service?

Here at 3 Mountains Plumbing, we take pride in our knowledgeable staff, and our ability to provide you and your family with quality plumbing services, along with a wealth of information to help keep your plumbing system well maintained. We are happy to help at any sign of trouble, and will work with you to ensure you understand what steps you can take as a homeowner to prevent a plumbing disaster.

You don’t have to be a plumber to have an understanding of your home’s plumbing system, and to provide basic plumbing service!

It’s easy as ABC, as simple as 123! Okay, you know how the song goes.

Here are the ABC’s of plumbing:

A- Automatic Emergency Water Shut Off Valve

This is something every homeowner should be familiar with. In the event of a plumbing emergency, shutting off the valve to save yourself a lot of clean up, water damage, and mold!

B- Backflow Preventer

Without a backflow preventer, unsanitary water can mingle and contaminate with your potable water.

C- Check for Leaks in Your Home’s Plumbing

Small, slow leaks not only do potential damage, they also waste water and money.

D- Drains – Keep Strainers in Your Drains to Prevent Clogs

Keeping strainers in your drains can help prevent clogs, along with our drain cleaning services.

E- Emergency Sump Pump

An emergency sump pump can be used as a backup when the power goes out, and is battery-powered.

F- Flush Valve

Worn-out or broken flush valves can waste a ton of water, so it’s important that any issues are addressed quickly.

G- Garbage Disposal

Avoid garbage disposal problems by avoiding food or objects that may clog it. Be sure to turn it off before attempting to dislodge anything, and if it stops working, use the red reset button on the bottom of the unit.

H- Hot Water Heater

The right water heater can make a big impact on your energy bill.

I- Insulating Pipes in the Winter

Thermoelectric tape, along with foam pipe insulation can help keep your pipes from freezing in the winter. If a problem does arise, however, be sure to call and ask about our pipe repair services.

J- J-Hook Water Pipe Hangers

These handy little hooks help dampen noise and keep pipes from sagging.

K- Kitchen Sink Drain Chemicals

If you have plastic pipes in your home, sink drain chemicals can eat right through them. Even metal pipes can corrode over time. If you have recurrent clogs in your drains, it’s best to call a plumber.

L- Lift Station

Lift stations pump wastewater from a low elevation to a higher elevation. Have your plumber check it out as part of regularly scheduled maintenance.

M- Magnesium Anode Rods

These rods are screwed into the top of the water heater and prevent rust to the water heater itself. They need to be periodically replaced and should be checked by a plumber on occasion.

N- Needle Valve

Needle Valves are used to control the flow of water. If they stop working, you could have leakage or a blockage.

O- Older Appliances

Older appliances waste energy and water, and can cause damage when they fail.

P- Plunger

Plungers can take care of most minor to moderate clogs quickly, and spare you lots of unpleasant clean-up.

Q- Quick Connect Ball Valves

A quick connect ball valve can often be installed with no tools and can replace older, worn units.

R- Relief Valve

This is an essential safety element that keeps pressure from building up in water heaters. Without this safeguard, there is a risk of the water heater rupturing/exploding.

S- Septic Tank

Schedule pump outs every couple years and have your system inspected regularly. Use best practices, being careful of what you put in your tank, limiting chemicals, conserving water and treating it with care.

T- Toilet

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right? Well, in the case of your toilet, replacing it with a low-flow toilet can save around four gallons per flush. That’s a lot of water conservation!

U- Under Sink Shut-Off Valve

It’s important to know where your shut-off valve is, and to get familiar with it. The under-sink shut-off valve can turn off the water and stop the flow without interfering with the water in other bathrooms and the kitchen.

V- Vents

Vents keep your bathroom from getting moldy.

W- Washing Machine Shut-Off Valve

Prevent a huge mess by knowing how to shut off water to the washing machine.

X-Xtra Care

Call 3 Mountains Plumbing for regular plumbing service. Take care of your plumbing maintenance and your plumbing will take care of you!

Y- Yard Faucets/Irrigation

Periodically examine your yard faucets and irrigation systems.

Z- Plumbing Zone

Do periodic checks of the different “plumbing zones” of your home.

Knowing the ABC’s of your plumbing system can help you maintain your home’s plumbing, preventing any future plumbing issues that may arise. This will help you save money on costly repairs or replacement services. If you have any questions about your plumbing system or it’s maintenance, it is important to call 3 Mountains Plumbing ASAP, to schedule a plumbing service and to ensure you are getting the best of what your system has to offer.

Call 3 Mountains Plumbing today for a plumbing service, and to learn more about the ABC’s of your home!

You Don’t Have to be a Plumber to Understand Your Plumbing System! Call 3 Mountains Plumbing Today for a Plumbing Service!

 

 


 

 
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