Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer is the home buying season. A downside to this is the fact that new home-buyers all too often find our too late that their dream home is on the verge of problems because of leaking water or poor plumbing systems. To avoid these unpleasant and costly problems, we recommend that you visually inspect any potential home for problems and offer these helpful tips: Bathroom Plumbing Tips Check the base of your toilet for any sign of water damage (i.e.; rolled vinyl, black or white stains). To check for a soft floor, stand straddled over the toilet and rock back and forth on each foot. If the floor feels spongy, it is probably rotting or weakened. Check to see how fast the toilet flushes. Check for leaky or loose tiles by pressing on the walls where they come in contact with the bathtub. If the walls are soft, water may have created damage behind the tiles. Provide a trash bin in the bathroom so the toilet isn t used as a garbage can. Never flush cotton swabs, cotton balls, hair, facial


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