Finding issues with the plumbing after purchasing a new home is a shared experience. The kitchen and the bathroom are the most common places where plumbing problems occur. Practically everyone will experience problems with their plumbing at some point in their lives. Here are some tips to use when this happens.

Before starting any plumbing project, turn off the main water supply.

Water damage can be one of the most expensive things to repair. To minimize damage, turn the main water supply off and any shut-off valves near your work. This will save a great deal of hardship later on.

Ensure that everyone in your household knows how to turn off the main water supply or knows how to contact someone who can. In a burst pipe or other water-related emergency, you should immediately turn off the water to prevent flooding, structural damage, and a sky-high water bill.

Make sure overflow holes are cleaned out. This can help to prevent any water damage. Overflow holes are a way to stop water from overflowing if a sink is left on by accident. If the overflow hole is clogged, it will be unable to do its job.

Periodically check your pipes for leaks and cracks. These can be forgotten since pipes are usually hidden away, but checking for leaks and cracks can help you identify a small problem before a big problem occurs. You may have to enlist the help of a family member to turn on and off the water stream as you are checking.


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