4 Things You Should Know about Your Home’s Plumbing

When something goes wrong with your home’s plumbing, it’s more than an minor inconvenience. It can be a costly problem. Our plumbers in Dana Point will help you fix your plumbing, but we also want you to feel empowered and know these four things about your residential plumbing.

Meter Reading

Could you be paying too much for your water usage? You could be if the water company isn’t reading your meter correctly. Knowing how to read your water meter can save you money and help you catch mistakes. It can also help you identify potential leaks. If you notice an increase in water usage on your water bill and it’s not a mistake, the reason could be that you have a leak in a hidden area.

Water Pressure

Everyone loves a strong shower, but if your water pressure exceeds 80 psi, this is a problem. High water pressure damages your plumbing and can cause leaky pipes. To check your water pressure, purchase a water pressure gauge at your local hardware stores and follow the instructions for usage. You can also give us a call and let us help you figure out if your water pressure is too high, too low, or just right.

Sewage Clean-out Location

Sewer clean-outs are installed plumbers access the sewer pipe to get rid of slow drains and blockages. If you having drainage problems such as a backed-up toilet, sink, or tub and a plunger doesn’t relieve the clog, you can try accessing the blockage through the clean-out. However, we recommend that homeowners know the location of the clean out so they can tell their plumber and let them use their advanced sewer cleaning tools.

Water Shut-off Valves

All homes have a main water shut-off valve that stops water to the entire house. If you have water gushing from a pipe, turning this valve off will stop the water. Individual fixtures also have shut-off valves. If you need to turn the water off to a toilet or sink, look for the valve near the fixture. Turning this valve will stop water to the fixture, but not the entire house.

At Dana Point Action Plumbing Pros, our team of plumbers want to help you keep your plumbing in its best shape. When you need emergency plumbing services in Dana Point or you have questions, call us. We want to hear from you!


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