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Maintain Your Kitchen Sink Plumbing



Maintain the plumbing in your kitchen - Plumbing tips for homeowners 

Have you thought about the junk you put down your kitchen sink? Don’t wait until your sink smells bad or is clogged to start thinking about how to maintain it. Our KMP plumbing professionals are often called out to help with a clog that is easily preventable.  Kitchen sinks often become clogged with accumulated cooking grease and oil. 

Keeping your kitchen plumbing clean on a consistent basis can help prevent a call to the pros!

Top Tips to kitchen sink maintenance:

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How to shut off water

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how to maintain your garbage disposal


Kitchen Plumbing - Garbage Disposal 

A kitchen is the heart of a home.  Unfortunately, part of enjoying our kitchens is the clean up.   Garbage disposals are a helpful appliance that makes washing dishes a little bit easier.  But, if not properly maintained garbage disposals can cause troubles such as blockages and clogged drains.  Here are some guidelines on what to do and what not to do when taking care of your garbage disposal.

 

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How to detect water leaks like a pro


How to detect water leaks like a pro!

Have you noticed the water usage on your water bill is higher than normal?

Maybe you hear water running all the time, but don't know where it's coming from. 

You may have a water leak.  It is very possible to have a water leak but not see the evidence until it is too late.  Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disaster.

Did you know, you can check for leaks using your water meter? The folks at KMP put together this step by step guide just for you:

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How to maintain your dishwasher

 

I bet you haven’t thought about your dishwasher lately. But, your dishwasher needs some attention to keep it in great working condition and keep your dishes spotless.

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Why all the pink?

Did you know KMP is a woman-owned business? It’s true! But that’s not why we wear pink. 

If you're out and about this month, like any October before, here in Mansfield TX.

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Water Heater Maintenance Checklist

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plumbing maintenance for homeowners

Plumbing problems can be prevented by regular plumbing maintenance. We recommend checking your home's water heater at least twice a year.

Home Water Damage Statistics - Water Heaters

  • Water heater failure is one of the top 5 sources of residential water losses.
  • Water heater  failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid.
  • 69% of all water heater failures result from a slow leak or sudden burst.

 *Stats from IBHS Water Damage Studies read more about base leaks here

Water Heater MAINTENANCE checklist

  • Check the age. -  Consider replacing a water heater more than 15 years old.
  • Check for leaks. - Water at the bottom, under, anywhere around the water heater. 
  • Drain the tank to flush out sediments.
  • Get an inspection annually.
  • Make sure flammables are not stored near the water heater. Clear any dust/debris.
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When to replace a water heater [5 signs that it's time]

plumbing maintenance for homeowners

Plumbing problems can be prevented by regular plumbing maintenance. We recommend checking your home's water heater at least twice a year.

Home Water Damage Statistics - Water Heaters

  • Water heater failure is one of the top 5 sources of residential water losses.
  • Water heater  failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid.
  • 69% of all water heater failures result from a slow leak or sudden burst.

 *Stats from IBHS Water Damage Studies read more about base leaks here

(A water heater burst in the home looks like this 👆)
 
Consider these 5 signs
  • Water heater age
  • Rust
  • Leaks
  • Temperature
  • Popping/Knocking noise
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Tankless Water Heaters [Should you make the switch?]


 "Should I replace my water heater with a tankless water heater?"

Ah, the question of the day: to tank or not to tank - 

If you're needing to replace your water heater, you might consider going tankless. Tankless water heaters are a great alternative to traditional water heaters. 
 
Tankless is water heating technology designed to:
  • be convenient
  • enhance your lifestyle
  • save energy
  • save space
 
Think you're ready to loose the tank? 
 
TANKLESS IS A GREAT OPTION IF:

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Why your toilet is leaking at the base


Toilet leaks can come from the supply line or tank, but the most expensive leak homeowners face is the base leak.

  • Toilets are the 2nd leading source of all residential water losses, with supply line failures being the first. 
  • Water damage from toilets average $2,000-$10,000 per incident.
  • 78% of toilet incidents are caused by faulty supply lines, fill valve assemblies, toilet flanges and clogged toilets that overflowed. 

  *Stats from IBHS Water Damage Studies 

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