Plumbing Leak

01 Jul. 17

Simple Maintenance Tips For Problem-Free Plumbing

Do you wish you did not have to encounter plumbing emergencies?

No matter how frustrating they can be, plumbing problems can erupt anytime.

And if you do not take immediate action, even a minor issue can escalate into a much bigger problem in no time and cause significant damage to your bathroom.

A plumbing system undergoes extensive wear and tear throughout the years. Therefore, regular maintenance is imperative to keeping it functioning smoothly.

To help you keep your plumbing system in topnotch condition, follow these preventative maintenance tips:

Look out for leaks

Plumbing leaks is probably the most common problem. From pipes to faucets and shower heads, check different plumbing parts for leaks. It does not take too long to fix smaller leaks. They are relatively easier and less expensive to address than water damage issues. The sooner you catch a leak, the better.

If you notice leaky pipes, faucets or shower heads at your place, call up a professional plumbing company immediately.

Unclog blocked or slow drains

Use a mixture of vinegar and hot water to unclog a slow or blocked drain. Clean your plumbing drains every couple of months to unclog any debris.

Generally speaking, excessive buildup of soap, hair, tissue, grease, and similar items lead to clogged drains.  Avoid disposing these items down the drain.

Watch what you flush down the toilet

Along with drains, avoid flushing anything down the toilet, except for toilet paper and human waste.

Check the water pressure

Keep an eye on water pressure. Check faucets and shower heads every month. Use a pressure gauge to test the water pressure. Installing a pressure regulator can help to maintain safe water pressure levels.

Prevent pipe expansion

Pipe ExpansionFreezing temperatures can expand the water in pipes. Water expansion puts immense pressure on pipes that eventually causes them to burst.

If you live in a cold climate, it’s important to take appropriate action to prevent pipes from expanding. Getting insulation is an effective way to prevent frozen pipes.

You can simply use plastic insulation for this purpose. But, it’s important to install it before the start of winter.

As DIY installation can be complex, your best bet is to hire a professional plumber for the job.

Update pipes

If you live in an older home, you may need to update pipes at some point. They can deteriorate throughout the years. Newer pipes are safer, smoother and more efficient than old pipes. Installing the latest piping system can also enhance your house value.

Emergency PlumbingDo not delay plumbing repairs

Even if you have the slightest feeling you have a plumbing problem, do not ignore it. Addressing the issue early on can save you substantial amounts of money on repair.

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