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Prepare Your Home Plumbing With a Checklist

There’s no need to deal with unexpected and catastrophic plumbing problems. Regular maintenance prevents your plumbing fixtures from developing problems that are difficult to fix. During the holiday season, the risks of plumbing disasters increase as you entertain guests and prepare festive meals. Having a checklist of items to inspect in your home will ensure that your plumbing is ready for the season.

Faucets and Showerheads

Your faucets and showerheads are used numerous times every day. Dirt, debris, and bacteria can accumulate on these fixtures, and they can suffer damage from regular wear and tear. Our professionals at A Better Plumber can inspect your sinks’ faucets and showerheads and check for signs of damage. We can make the necessary repairs, whether it’s replacing an old washer to prevent leaks or installing a new, energy-efficient showerhead.


Sink and shower drains are frequently blocked by clogs that cause backups. Our plumbers in Waldorf use hydro jetting to unblock drains and permanently clear debris out of pipes. You can also help prevent clogs from forming by using drain catchers and never flushing things like grease down your sink.

Supply Lines

A supply line delivers water from the main line to all of the pipes and appliances throughout the house. Unfortunately, pipes can break and leak pools of water behind the walls or beneath the ground. Hidden water leaks are more damaging than visible leaks because they can go unnoticed for quite some time. That’s why it’s important to take some time to inspect basements and crawl spaces for signs of leaks. You can also keep an eye out for water spots on walls and ceilings, and be sure to call in a professional if you notice any issues.

Water Pressure

It’s also important to keep an eye on your water pressure during the holiday season and other times throughout the year. A drop in pressure can sometimes be due to an issue with the municipal water line, but quite often, it’s caused by leaks. A leaky pipe is unable to deliver as much pressure because less water is flowing through the pipe. If you’re heading into the holiday season with weak water pressure, contact us at A Better Plumber to find the cause of the issue.

Frozen Pipes

The weather in Waldorf, MD often dips below freezing during the holidays. This puts your plumbing at risk of freezing, especially plumbing that is located in exposed areas like garages, crawl spaces, and outside walls. When the temperatures begin to drop, keep an eye on your plumbing and ensure that exposed pipes are properly insulated from the cold.

Get Plumbing Help Today

By regularly inspecting your home and plumbing system for issues, you can get timely repairs before a minor problem becomes an emergency. At A Better Plumber, we can help you prevent issues with regular plumbing maintenance and inspections. We also provide a full range of plumbing repair services to address any issues that develop. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact our licensed professionals today to schedule a service appointment. (301) 278-8786

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