There are certain things that every homeowner needs to know about their plumbing system.

Some homeowners love to fix and maintain things themselves, and others prefer to leave their maintenance and repairs up to the professionals. However, even if you refer to the professionals for each and every plumbing need you have, there are a few things that you need to know about your plumbing system. The following is a list from our plumber in Belleville of the things that every homeowner needs to know about their plumbing system:

#1. How to shut off the water.

It’s important that everyone in your household knows where the water shut off valve is in your home and how to operate it. Whether you have a burst pipe or you made a mistake while attempting to repair something, it pays to know how to shut off the water in your home.

#2. How to read your water meter and your water bills.

Mistakes can and do happen with water bills, and knowing how to read your water meter and water bills will ensure that you don’t end up being overcharged for water. Knowing this will also help you catch plumbing leaks that otherwise aren’t so obvious.

#3. What the water pressure in your home is.

Did you know that high water pressure causes more plumbing leaks than any other plumbing issue? The water pressure in your home should always be under 80 psi. You can purchase a pressure gauge for around $20 to check the pressure on your own, or you could contact your water company to check the water pressure for you.

Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more things that you need to know about your plumbing system.