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You may not often pay attention to the plumbing fixtures behind the walls in your home; however, when a room in your home floods, you need a plumber. Usually, the result is an expensive bill, but if you follow a few basic plumbing tips, you can often prevent unnecessary repairs. If you live in Bradenton, Florida, the experts at Aqua Plumbing are just a phone call away. Since 1974, residential and commercial customers rely on our years of experience and knowledge as a professional state-licensed Bradenton plumbing contractor.

Plumbing Basics

Small plumbing problems like dripping faucets, if not repaired, lead to large plumbing bills. A leaking toilet tank or faucet makes water bills higher than usual, and testing is simple. First, shut off water from the main valve, and write down the numbers from the water meter. Do not run water or flush toilets for several hours. Afterwards, check the meter’s numbers, and if they increase, your home is wasting water.

Periodically inspect the water hoses of washing machines for cracks. The water in a washing machine hose is under pressure, which causes serious flooding. Insert a screen to trap the lint. Always remove food from dishes before loading a dishwasher so the drain does not clog.

Outside drains keep water from backing up in and around your home. A sign that your outside drain has slow or poor drainage is standing water when it rains. Damp or moldy odors may also mean a clogged drain. For added security, you may install a flood monitoring system that automatically shuts off water before it costs you thousands in repairs.

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