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Plumbing leaks can waste water, increase your home’s utility bills, cause damage, and encourage pests and biological growth. They can even aggravate health problems like asthma and allergy symptoms. Fortunately, you can save money and prevent emergencies in your Jackson, Mississippi, home by insulating pipes, inspecting faucets and maintaining your plumbing.

Insulate Your Pipes

Insulating your pipes will prevent leaks from freezing and help you save money on your utility bills. You should also insulate outer walls near pipes and add a water heater blanket to your water heater. You can add some insulation easily by yourself. But you’ll need help from a professional to reach all the pipes that are vulnerable to freezing.

Inspect Your Faucets

A dripping faucet is more than just a minor annoyance. It can worsen over time and waste hundreds of gallons of water per year.

Rubber or silicone washers normally form seals to prevent leaks. But they can wear out over time. If a leak goes on long enough, you might have to replace the entire fixture. The extra moisture can also raise the humidity in your home and attract silverfish and other pests. Taking care of the issue as soon as possible will save you time and money.

Maintain Your Plumbing

You should have your pipes, toilets, water heater, and other fixtures and appliances checked by an expert at least every few years. That way, you can make repairs or replacements before a severe, expensive problem appears. You should also contact a plumber if you notice signs of a leak, such as musty smells, an increasing water bill, or water damage near fixtures or pipes.

Dent Air Conditioning is a family company with more than 60 years of HVAC, electrical and plumbing experience. We can help you prevent leaks, save money, and keep your pipes and appliances in excellent condition. Call us anytime at 601-912-0535 for outstanding, honest service.

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