On-the-Go Tips for Preventing Water Leaks
Water damage is one of the most expensive and common claims against homeowners’ insurance. Whether the cause results from man-made accidents, flash floods, or heavy thunderstorms, many homeowners end up with flooded basements or water damage in other areas of their homes. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your dependable plumber in San Marcos, CA, shares tips for preventing water leaks.
Check Appliances Regularly
Malfunctioning appliances can cause a water leak that requires immediate plumbing services. These include washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters. If your fridge has a water dispenser or an ice maker, check the water hose behind the refrigerator, as this is one of the most common locations for leaks. If your water hose has not been repaired in the last five years, we recommend having it inspected soon to avoid leaks.
Disconnect Hoses During Cold Season
If you have a garden or a swimming pool, or water your lawn regularly, chances are you have a hose connected to the house. Disconnect your hoses during the early fall months when the temperature starts dropping as water in the hose will freeze, block water flow, and may burst your pipes. If you suspect burst pipes on your property, seek emergency plumbing services as soon as possible.
Maintain Trees and Shrubs Properly
We all love our trees and shrubs, but the bigger they grow, the more likely their roots will find your water pipes and break them in search of water. This is why we recommend minimizing the number of plants near your pipes to avoid untimely plumbing repairs. If there are any mature trees on your property or near your sewer line, consider having the area inspected to ensure there are no cracks or leaks on your pipes.
Having your plumbing lines regularly inspected by your go-to plumbing company and shutting off your water main when you’re away also help prevent water leaks. At first sight of leaks, contact A.M. Plumbing & Rooter immediately. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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This afternoon we found a leak after disconnecting our refrigerator. We called A.M. Plumbing. Their response time was excellent. They arrived to our house within an hour after calling them. When the plumber got to the house, he was able to rapidly diagnose and fix the problem. He was very professional, did a great job and they charged us a very reasonable fee. I would recommend A.M. Plumbing to anyone that needs plumbing repairs. Thank you, again, for a job well done!
I have called A.M. plumbing twice. Both times the service was excellent. He was able to talk to me about the problem and offer his recommendations. I found him to be trustworthy and reliable, which is what I am looking for in a plumber. I would highly recommend A.M.Dan Steele
Alex and his team are by far the easiest to work with! From the time I spoke with Kristen(sp?) to the time the job was complete they spoke to me like a person and not like I'm an idiot. I had a whole house repipe and an awesome never run out of hot water tankless water heater installed. They were professional and cleaned up after themselves. So glad to have found them on here and will be sure to pass along my experience with them to others. Thank you Alex and the team at AM, our family of 5 can finally have hot showers again!!