HVAC & Plumbing Services in
New Bremen and Minster
Proud to be Part of Auglaize County
We are proud to serve the homeowners and small business owners in New Bremen and Minster with heating, cooling, plumbing and indoor air quality services. Since 1945, residents and business owners in these picturesque communities along the historic Miami-Erie Canal have come to trust Lochard HVAC, Plumbing & Service.
Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners in New Bremen & Minster
You finally moved into a new home. Congratulations! But before you get all jumpy and excited, remember you’re responsible for fixing all the simple things in your home, including plumbing work. To avoid future problems, here are some simple plumbing tips that new homeowners should know.
1.) Start with a Plumbing Inspection. It’s a good idea to call professionals to do the plumbing inspection. An inspection before moving in will help you realize any underlying plumbing problems so they don’t cause any inconveniences.
2.) Understand the Signs of a Water Leak. Signs of leaking water include dripping sounds, signs of running water on the walls, or soft wallboards.
3.) Clean the Drains to Prevent Clogging. Soap, debris, oil, and hair are those dangerous things you don’t want to allow down the drain. If you don’t take care of them as soon as you move in, they’ll clog your drains and cause problems.
4.) Locate Your Water Valve. You need to know where to close it if there’s a water leak or burst pipe in your home. The main valve is located in a green utility box outside the house. In some houses, the valve is mounted underground.
5.) Weather Proof the Pipes. Weather can be the biggest enemy of your pipes. The colder seasons are the most dangerous because they can freeze the pipes. Frozen pipes can burst any time, causing serious flooding and water damage in your home.
6.) Learn Some Maintenance Tips for Your Faucet & Toilet. You don’t need to call a professional to repair your faucet and toilet whenever they have problems. New ones are inexpensive, and they come with clear instructions for DIY installation.
7.) Have Your Emergency Items Ready. You need to have your plumbing kit within reach always. Whenever you experience an emergency such as a water leak, you should grab your tools and get ready to fix the problem.
8.) Make Use of Simple Home Items. Many plumbing problems have their solutions right at home, and you don’t have to spend a dime. Some of the resources you have at home, such as a dishwasher, a bucket of water, or drain snakes, can do the work.