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.
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.
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.