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3200 Northern Blvd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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Routine Plumbing Inspection Checklist

Are you aware that there are steps you can take throughout the year to ensure you are doing the most to prevent plumbing disasters from striking your home unexpectedly? Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric has been around the block a time or two and we have seen more disasters than we can tell you, and have several tips you can include in your routine to keep your home safe! Make time to inspect:

The Water Heater: Water heaters fail and can cause damage when you least expect it. Ideally, your water heater temperature should be set at roughly 120°F. Check the water heater temperature monthly, as a fluctuating heat reading can indicate a problem with the heating element. You can also check for leaks, corrosion, and condensation build up, too. Also, your water heater should be “flushed” annually. If you don’t want to do that yourself, Affordable Service can do it for you! If there is any doubt with your water heater, one of our knowledgeable technicians can come do the inspection for you. Contact Affordable Service at 505-255-4328.

The Toilet Bowl: If you are having to adjust the tank water level to quiet your toilet or if it is constantly running, Affordable Service will be able to quickly identify the issue and either advise you on the repairs or we can do it for you. These slow leaks inside and outside of the bowl can create greater issues down the road.

The Shower Heads: In a previous blog we talk about how Rio Rancho and the surrounding areas have hard water, and what causes hard water. This can mean that calcium build up can happen frequently to our shower heads. To deter any clogs, be sure to soak your shower heads in vinegar every few months, maybe every time you change your air filters, to help keep the build up to a minimum.

The Proper Drainage: Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric recommends that you check all your home's drains, such as showers, toilets, sinks, washers, bathtubs, routinely throughout the month. Remember that you should never put oil in your sinks, as the oil can harden (and create a blockage) as the pipes cool the farther oil travels away from the warmth of your home.

Affordable Service hopes that this information provides you with the knowledge you need to ensure that your home continues to work as efficiently as you need it to. Unexpected plumbing problems should be the last thing that you worry about, but when it happens, we have a 24/7 emergency response team that will show up to help you deal with unexpected disasters. Our team at Affordable Service looks forward to servicing your home’s plumbing needs!

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