Plumbing Tips

Avoid Plumbing Emergencies & Plumbing Repairs

Please note that Diliberto Plumbing cannot be held responsible for these tips or any  actions not  taken by a trained Diliberto technician. Feel free to contact us about any of our maintenance tips!

  • Know the location of your main water shut-off valve before a plumbing emergency.  If you have old turn style shut-off valves, consider installing ball valve style shut-off  valves to make plumbing repairs easier.Diliberto Plumbing Tips - Turn Valve
  • Turn off your washing machine shut-off valves when they are not in use.  Consider installing stainless steel washing machine hoses, single lever shut-off valves and water detector alarms to minimize leaks and maximize efficiency for your appliances.
  • Consider turning off all water in house when going on vacation and installing flood detector alarm to alert a neighbor of heater failure in winter.
  • Check the age of your hot water heater.  Heaters usually last approximately 10 to 12 years. See this list of other appliance lifespans to avoid emergencies!
  • When installing a new hot water heater, consider installing a water heater drain pan and water alarm. Diliberto Plumbing and Heating would be happy to do this for you.
  • Turn off all outside faucets in the winter and drain if possible so water does not freeze and damage pipes.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed near fuel burning heating equipment.
  • Test for leaking toilets with a few drops of food coloring in toilet tanks.file4121300054865-200x300
  • If your water has a foul taste or odor, contact us for testing. This could be the sign of a larger problem that could only worsen with time.
  • Replace 6-year old or older sump pumps before they fail.
  • Install battery backup or water backup sump pumps in the advent of power failures.
  • Dryer exhaust vents can cause major fires in the home.  Dryer vents should be cleaned at least twice a year.