Does the very thought of plumbing and faucet leaks damaging your home and belongings make you nervous? While it’s true that leaks can cause plenty of stress and do a significant amount of damage, you can prevent a lot of it by merely engaging in some preventative maintenance. It can seem a bit daunting to know where to start, especially if you haven’t done too much hands-on work with your plumbing recently. That is why we at Alpha Plumbing have compiled together a list of tasks for you. Follow these, and you will prevent leaks and properly take care of your plumbing system. Here’s how to stop faucet leaks inside your home.
Take The Steps to Avoid Corrosion
If you’ve got hard water, then you’ll need to take the proper steps to make sure that those minerals aren’t going to cause extensive damage to your pipes. When minerals interact with pipe materials, they can create rust. This weakens your pipes and causes leaks. If you’ve got older copper piping, it’s recommended that you upgrade to a more rust-resistant material. Putting in a water softener can also help remove the minerals from the water, improving your plumbing system by preventing faucet leaks.
Avoid Any Commercial Drain Cleaners
Dealing with a clogged drain is a huge pain, but using a rough commercial cleaner is never the answer. Unfortunately, the very same chemicals that break up clogs will also attack your pipes, causing pipe leaks. Commercial drain cleaners are very high in hydrochloric acid, which will eventually cause your plumbing system to leak. Instead, give your plumbers from Alpha Plumbing a call to come and help with a plumbing snake or hydro-jetting tools.
Water Pressure Has to Come Down
Don’t put an unnecessary strain on your plumbing by letting your water pressure get too high. Although it is convenient because you can have a nice shower or fill up your pots quickly for cooking. The speed and strength of the water are blasting against your pipes, wearing away multiple layers. Eventually, your home’s plumbing will be so damaged that they will lead to faucet leaks. Check up on your water pressure. If it’s too close to 60 psi, bring it a bit down closer to around 50 psi.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.