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Plumbing Tips for First-Time Renters

It is exciting to rent your first apartment or home, regardless of when in life this moment arrives. However, you should understand the unit’s plumbing systems before you ever throw your house warming party. While it might not sound like the most appealing thing to do in your new apartment, it is certainly going to help you later on. These are just a few tips that prospective renters should know about.

Be Prepared!

If you want to be a prepared renter, make sure that you take a tour of the area before you ever move in. You want to make sure that you understand where the main water shutoff valve is located. It is a good idea to tag the valve so you know where to reach in case of emergency. Face it, once the water is flowing onto your expensive rug and leaking onto your sofa, chances are that you will not be thinking with a clear head.

 If you want to stop isolated problems, you need to know where the individual shutoffs are for sinks and toilets. This means that you have the option to turn off the water valve where needed rather than shutting down the entire apartment.

Prevent The Hassle

Make sure that you have strainers for your utility/laundry room, shower, and kitchen sink. These strainers are going to catch debris, hair, and food from entering into your pipes and causing buildup. It is also a good idea that you know what you should and should not flush down the toilet, because there are a few things that some people put down their toilet that could cause serious issues with your plumbing system.

Preparing For Winter

While it might be a way away as we are publishing this, it is a good idea to know how you are able to prepare for winter. Know where the valve for the outside water is located; your property owner will be able to show you where these are. Always make sure that you prevent freezing by allowing warm air to circulate against the exterior walls.

Stressed? Make Sure To Get Help

If you are a first-time renter, plumbing issues can be rather stressful. That is why the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Ottawa are available to help you. Make sure that you schedule an appointment with these qualified professionals as quickly as possible.

Give us a call today: 613 791 5777 for a free upfront estimate!