Plumbing Checklist for Pennsylvania Homeowners

Plumbing problems suddenly erupting in your home might leave you scratching your head and wondering what to do next. Inspecting your home’s plumbing for minor problems, easily fixed early on, will help prevent problems before they start. Don’t fret if you find a major problem–we’re always here to help.

You’ll find most of your plumbing fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen. You’ve probably already guessed that these rooms are the main places to look for plumbing issues. Keep on reading, because we’re giving you a plumbing checklist for your Pennsylvania home.

Frequent Bathroom & Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom and kitchen are the two that get the most use by all family members. You are most likely to see plumbing problems in these places. Check your faucets, drains, and toilets for problems.

  • Tubs, showers, and bathroom sink drains are especially prone to clogs. It’s best to use boiling water or another method to clear your drain before soap and hair buildups cause full-blown blockages.
  • Wear and tear on toilets, which have a lot of working parts, can cause problems. To check your toilet, remove the tank lid and watch it flush. If your toilet continues running instead of shutting off, it’s wasting a lot of water. Call Eshenaurs, and we’ll take a look.
  • The kitchen is another room full of plumbing fixtures. Inspect all your kitchen’s fixtures at least twice a year, fixing any problems you find. Your kitchen sink gets a lot of use­–leaking commonly occurs at the sink strainer.
  • Leaky kitchen faucets are one of the most common plumbing repairs that homes need. If your kitchen faucet leaks when you turn the knob all the way, you might need a plumber.

Notice any issues with your home’s plumbing fixtures? Contact us today. We’re happy to help.