Your plumbing needs periodic inspection and maintenance. When plumbing problems happen, it can mostly affect your household. Routine inspection is helpful to know the state and how plumbing works in a home. Here are some of the most common parts of your plumbing:
Pressure regulators. Pressure regulators are valves that mechanically stop the flow of a gas or water when it is at a particular pressure. In a point of low water pressure, you may need to do some adjustment using a pressure regulating valve. Also, the pressure gauges can indicate the water pressure of your plumbing system. This will allow you to know when adjustment is necessary or when water pressure is doing enough.
Water meters. The water meters show you the status of your plumbing system and find out water leaks. You will also be able to know how much water you are using just by checking the water meters. If your water bill is unusually going up, you can check your meters and do some comparison to previous month’s bill and do the proper adjustments to make your bill lower.
Utility valves. Gas valve, electric valve and water valve need a periodic inspection to ensure safety. When checking them, turn them off to keep safe. You work can be easier if you know where to find the valves.
In most cases, getting a professional plumber for a routine plumbing inspection is the easiest course of action of maintaining the plumbing system at home.