Valves that are used only infrequently sometimes fuse together. Keep them maintained and functioning properly by applying penetrating oil. It’s also a good idea to occasionally turn the valves. This will prevent them from getting stuck together.
Ensure the toilet is free of any leaks. To find out if your toilet is leaking the only thing you need to do is place a few drops of food coloring in the tank of your toilet. If colored water appears in the toilet bowl, this means your toilet is leaking.
If the drain on your washer overflows, use a pipe snake to try to clear the clog. On occasion, you will find that small items and lint from your washing machine could be built up in the washing machine pipe, which could cause clogging or back up.