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Plumbing

Routine Care Task

Check under sinks and around toilets for leaks

Priority

Early detection catches small leaks before they turn into serious water damage.

Timing: 

July (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Plumbing are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Plumbing.

How To

plumbing care Check inside bathroom vanities and under kitchen sinks for moisture and other signs of leaks. Carefully inspect pipes for condensation or slow drips. Look for rust or white lime deposits which are early indications that a leak is starting.

Check for cracks in the toilet bowl rim where it is bolted to the floor. A hairline crack usually means that the toilet is on its way to developing a leak. Also inspect around the toilet for leaks in the water inlet pipes or tank bottom.

In addition, look for dripping faucets, leaking shower heads, and malfunctioning toilet flush valves.

Helpful Accessories

Water Detector - Non-cellular
Water Detector - Non-cellular

Alarm sounds for up to 72 hours with direct water contact

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Water Detector - Cellular
Water Detector - Cellular

Water leak monitoring and alarm system accessible in a web browser

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Benefits

  • Health & Safety
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Energy Savings
  • Allergy Control

The benefits of this task are very high. Doing this task can help prevent serious damage from water leaks and pests, which can be very costly to eliminate and repair damage from.

Costs

The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required.

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