Your water system should be kept in good shape at all times, and to do that, you’ll need to ensure proper maintenance. You don’t have to do it on your own, but you do need to know a few things to ensure the professionals do the job right. The following are some requirements for keeping your water system maintained.
Promptly Completing Repairs
A leaky pipe means you’ve got a problem. There’s either a loose fitting or a crack in the pipe somewhere, and you should have it repaired in a timely manner. Leaving these issues for a longer period of time could result in more serious damage, which ends up being more time-consuming and costly.
Keeping Valves and Hydrants Exercised
When you need to open a valve or a hydrant, you may have a hard time if it hasn’t been exercised. A valve exerciser, or valve turner, keeps the valves and hydrants from becoming stiff. If you don’t use an exerciser on a regular basis, valves can rust, which is just like having them glued shut.
Conducting Regular Inspections
Because there are so many components that make up your water system, you should have inspections conducted on a regular basis. An inspection by the professionals can help you find breaks, leaks, rusted components, malfunctioning parts and other issues. Once those problems have been found, you can correct them before they become bigger issues.
Taking Quality Samples
It’s important the quality of the water in your system is always as high as possible. You should take quality samples on a regular basis to check for contamination, and you should keep good records about the samples, when you took them, where they came from and what was discovered about them.
As you can see, water system maintenance isn’t hard when you know what to do. Get started today by making a maintenance schedule that will keep your system on track.