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5 Essential Tips for Maintaining Your Dallas Home's Plumbing System

May 22, 2024 | Blog

As Memorial Day approaches, many of us in Dallas and the surrounding areas like Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Richardson, Bluffview, and Lakewood Heights are preparing for family gatherings, barbecues, and a well-deserved break. However, it’s also a great time to ensure that your home’s plumbing system is in top shape. At Public Service Plumbers, we understand the importance of a well-maintained plumbing system, especially during the busy holiday season. Founded in 1959, we have been providing top-notch HVAC and plumbing services for over six decades.

Here are five essential tips to help you maintain your Dallas home’s plumbing system this Memorial Day.


1. Inspect and Clean Your Drains

One of the most common plumbing issues homeowners face is clogged drains. With the increased use of kitchens and bathrooms during Memorial Day celebrations, it’s crucial to ensure your drains are clear. Regularly inspect your sinks, showers, and tubs for slow drainage. Use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to clean your drains naturally. Pour half a cup of baking soda followed by half a cup of vinegar down the drain, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then flush with hot water. This simple method can help prevent clogs and keep your drains flowing smoothly.

2. Check for Leaks

Leaks can lead to significant water damage and increased utility bills. Before the holiday festivities begin, take the time to inspect your home for any signs of leaks. Check under sinks, around toilets, and near water heaters for any moisture or water stains. If you notice any leaks, it’s essential to address them promptly. Public Service Plumbers offers comprehensive leak detection and repair services to ensure your home remains dry and damage-free. Remember, our Iron Clad Guarantees, including Peace of Mind and 100% Money-Back, ensure that you receive the best service possible.

3. Test Your Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be a sign of underlying plumbing issues, such as pipe blockages or leaks. To test your water pressure, use a pressure gauge on an outdoor spigot. The ideal water pressure for a home is between 40-60 psi. If your water pressure is too low or too high, it can cause strain on your plumbing system. Public Service Plumbers can help diagnose and resolve any water pressure issues, ensuring your plumbing system operates efficiently.

4. Inspect Your Water Heater

Your water heater plays a crucial role in providing hot water for showers, dishwashing, and laundry. As part of your Memorial Day preparations, inspect your water heater for any signs of rust, leaks, or unusual noises. It’s also a good idea to flush your water heater annually to remove sediment buildup, which can affect its efficiency. If you encounter any issues, our team at Public Service Plumbers is here to help with expert water heater maintenance and repair services.

5. Prepare for Outdoor Plumbing Needs

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, many homeowners will be using outdoor plumbing fixtures more frequently. Check your garden hoses, outdoor faucets, and sprinkler systems for any leaks or damage. Ensure that your outdoor plumbing is ready for increased use during the warmer months. If you need any repairs or installations, Public Service Plumbers is your go-to provider for all your outdoor plumbing needs.

As a proud sponsor of SMU Athletics, Public Service Plumbers is committed to serving the Dallas community with excellence. Our tagline, “Service is our middle name,” reflects our dedication to providing top-quality HVAC and plumbing services. We understand that plumbing issues can be stressful, which is why we offer Iron Clad Guarantees, including No Surprises and Property Protection, to give you peace of mind.

This Memorial Day, take the time to ensure your home’s plumbing system is in top condition. By following these essential tips, you can prevent potential issues and enjoy a worry-free holiday with your loved ones. If you need any assistance with your plumbing system, don’t hesitate to contact Public Service Plumbers. Our experienced team is ready to help with all your HVAC and plumbing needs in Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Richardson, Bluffview, and Lakewood Heights.

Call us today (214) 612-7292 or click here to schedule an appointment online and experience the exceptional service that has made us a trusted name in the industry since 1959. Let Public Service Plumbers be your partner in maintaining a safe and efficient home this Memorial Day and beyond.

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