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What Shut-off Valve? Checklist Highlights Plumbing Must-Knows

Knowing as much as possible about your new home helps avoid any surprises. Your plumbing system is one of the easiest systems to ignore since it’s often out of sight and out of mind. With so much experience in the plumbing industry, we’ve seen the negative consequences of neglected plumbing systems. 

GetNeighborly.com wants to help homeowners avoid surprises, which is why they included plumbing inspection as part of their New Homeowner Checklist. The checklist was published to help homeowners navigate the new responsibilities of homeownership. Neighborly is a national network of local home service providers that care about the communities they serve and are committed to providing superior home repair services.

The checklist recommends that homeowners get to know their plumbing system by starting with the waste system. Is it septic, holding tank or city sewage system? Know how these systems work and what you need to know. Where is the septic field and who can empty the holding tank, for example.

Poor water pressure can be an indicator of underlying problems. Does the water come from a well or from the city? A quick inspection of the faucets might show signs of hard water, which could indicate a water softener is required. It’s also important that homeowners locate the water shut-off valve in case of an emergency. Sometimes, plumbing systems require a trained eye to detect problems. When you need professional help, just call Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

Read the entire New Homeowner Checklist over at GetNeighborly.com.