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We all know how important mom is. She’s the lady that’s taken care of us from day one. This Sunday, it’s our day to take care of her. When you go over to mom’s house this weekend, why not do a little plumbing inspection for her to make sure everything is working properly? Nothing ruins a Mother’s Day brunch quicker than a busted pipe! Here are some simple things to look out for that will give mom some peace of mind and you some extra points toward being the favorite!

Take a look at mom’s pipes, especially the pipe and hoses leading to fixtures. If you see any corrosion or signs of dripping, the fixture needs some attention. Usually, these are small issues and easy to fix. You may just need a small part. This could be an O ring or toilet flapper. Signs of leaks or dripping could present themselves as warped flooring or cabinets, a musty smell, or the sound of water running when nothing is turned on.

A neat trick to checking for leaks involves the water meter itself. Go out to the water meter. Note the current level of usage. Then, sit and chat with mom for 30 minutes. Suspend all water usage during this time. Turn off all of the water using appliances as well. After 30 minutes have passed, go and check the meter again. If the usage has increased or the triangular indicator is spinning, she probably has a leak. Taking care of that for her could be a great Mother’s Day present!

If you notice any issues while performing a check-up, you’ll want to address the issues before a small problem becomes a large one. But, what if you aren’t handy with a pipe wrench? Don’t worry, Express Plumbing Heating & Air is here to help. So, give us a call and we will have mom’s house leak-free in no time! We’re available 24/7 for all of your plumbing needs, even on Mother’s Day. Call us today!

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