Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners

Finding a reliable plumbing service in Laguna Niguel, CA, should be a top priority for new homeowners. However, not every plumbing problem requires a call for emergency plumbing service. Some problems you can fix yourself.

Knowing where the your home’s water shut-off valves are located and how to manage easy fixes will help you keep your plumbing related costs to a minimum. Of course, we want you to call us if you feel uneasy about making plumbing repairs. Some jobs really are better left to the professionals.

Where’s the Shut Off Valve?

All homes have a main water valve that turns off all the water to the house. There are also individual valves that turn the water off to each fixture. Knowing where these valves are is important that you can turn them off if you need to make a repair or stop water from gushing from a pipe.

We recommend that homeowners test these valves once or twice a year to make sure they work. We also suggest you turn them on and off once a year to loosen them. Since they’re not used frequently they can rust and be hard to operate in an emergency.

Hot Water Leaks

If your hot water springs a leak, you could have mess on your hands. Knowing how to shut off the water is something every homeowner should know how to do.

First, you want to determine if the water heater is gas powered or electric. Gas water heaters have a control dial. You want to turn the dial from “on” to the “pilot” setting. This important step keeps the light working, but turns the water heater off. We don’t recommend turning the pilot light off because if your water heater isn’t leaking and it’s a condensation issues, you might have to call a plumber to come back out and relight the pilot.

If you have an electric hot water heater, all you need to do to turn it off is to switch it off at the breaker. Next, turn on the hot water at a faucet until the heater is drained.

Call Us When You Need Us!

We hope these tips were helpful and give you a sense of empowerment when dealing with unexpected plumbing problems. As we mentioned earlier, we never want you to feel like you can’t call us for professional plumbing services.

The team at Laguna Niguel Plumbing and Rooter Pros is always here for you, day or night. We offer affordable 24-hour emergency plumbing services in Laguna Niguel, CA, to help our customers address their most pressing plumbing problems.

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