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Tips For New Homeowners In Franklin, MA: Plumbing & What To Do In Town!



At G&C Plumbing and Heating, we’re always happy to meet newcomers who are moving to Franklin, MA. In this guide, we’ve put together some tips on what you should do to make sure your plumbing is in tip-top shape after moving into your new home – and a few fun things you can do with your family once you’ve settled in!


G&C: Plumbing Basics for New Homeowners – Our Top Tips


If you’ve just moved into your new home, here are a few basic things you should do to put your “ducks in a row,” and make sure your plumbing systems are in good order.


  • Locate your main shut-off valve – Your main shut-off valve will shut off the water supply to your whole home. If you have a major leak or plumbing issue, using this valve can stop flooding and water damage. Make sure you know where it is, and how to use it.

  • Know the basics of using garbage disposal – Only small pieces of food debris should go down a garbage disposal. To avoid clogs and other issues, do not put large food chunks, fibrous foods (potato skins, chard, celery, etc.), or coffee grounds down the disposal. Avoid pouring grease down your sink.

  • Check for slow drains – Checking each drain in your home including sinks, tubs, showers, and basements can help you identify potential future clogs, and take action before there’s any overflow.

  • Know the age and condition of your water heater – Water heaters last about 10 years, in most cases. Make sure you know how old your water heater is, and whether or not it’s in good shape. Consider having it checked by a plumber. Regular maintenance can prolong its lifespan and enhance performance.

  • Check all appliance connections – Connections to washing machines, dishwashers, ice makers and all other applicable appliances should be checked to ensure they are tight and in good shape.


These are good first steps that you can use to care for your plumbing. And if you want the best protection, it never hurts to hire a plumber to visit your home for an inspection. A plumber from G&C Plumbing and Heating may spot issues you might miss – which can save you money and headaches.


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