National Warranty manual
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Low Pressure Occasional cleaning of the aerators on your faucets (normally every three to four months) will allow proper flow of water. The local water authority controls the overall water pressure. Main Shut-Off The water supply to your home can be shut off entirely in two locations. The first is in the garage (or at a designated location) and the second is at the meter. During the Pre-Close Orientation, we will confirm both main shut-off locations. Outside Faucets Outside faucets must be winterized to protect them from freezing during the winter months. It is your responsibility to make sure the outside faucets are winterized. Century Communities warranty does not cover outside faucets or pipes that break because they froze and weren’t properly maintained. If a hose is left attached, the water that remains in the hose can freeze and expand back into the pipe, causing a break in the line. Repair of a broken line that feeds an exterior faucet is a maintenance item.
Porcelain, Tile and Fiberglass You can damage the surface of
porcelain, tile and fiberglass with a sharp blow from a heavy object or by scratching. Do not stand in the bathtub wearing shoes unless you have placed a protective layer of newspaper over the bottom of the tub. If you splatter paint onto the porcelain enamel surfaces during redecorating, wipe it up immediately. If a spot dries before you notice it, use a recommended solvent.
Running Toilet To stop running water, check the shut-off float in the tank. You will most likely find it has lifted too high in the tank, preventing the valve from shutting off completely. In this case, gently bend the float rod down until it stops the water at the correct level. The float should be free and not rub the side of the tank or any other parts. Also check the chain on the flush handle. If it is too tight, it will prevent the rubber stopper at the bottom of the tank from sealing, resulting in running water. Shut-Offs Main water shut-off is located where the water line comes into your home. You use this shut-off for major water emergencies such as a water line break or when you install a sprinkler system or build an addition to your home. You should clearly mark this shutoff and keep all objects away from it so you have an unobstructed path to it in the event of an emergency. Each toilet has a shut-off on the water line under the tank. Hot and cold shut-offs for each sink are on the water lines under the sink. Irrigation You should routinely inspect sprinkler heads and provide seasonal service to maintain proper functioning. See also “Irrigation System” on page 5.32.
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