It benefits you to keep plumbing maintenance tips on your radar when you’re a homeowner. Many plumbing problems are entirely avoidable. For example, not pouring oil down the drain or allowing metal objects to go down the garbage disposal can prevent costly repairs. Here are a few preventative plumbing maintenance tips to keep your pipes in excellent shape.
Check for Leaks
Look under all the sinks in your home to see if there are water stains. Also, search easily accessible pipes weekly for small leaks before this becomes a significant problem.
Prevent Clogged Drains
You can keep drains flowing by using vinegar and baking soda regularly to remove any buildup. Try this once a month when you notice your drains moving slower than expected. Additionally, if the hair has accumulated in your tub’s drain, try taking a vacuum attachment hose to remove the built-up hair clumps.
Cleaning is A Great Plumbing Maintenance Tip
You might clean your sink, tub, and shower walls often. However, can you recall how long it’s been since you cleaned the faucets and showerheads? If it’s been a while, you’re not alone. Many homeowners forget to clean these surfaces. However, it’s best to remove sediments to prevent improper water flow and leaks in your plumbing system. Vinegar and baking soda solution are also helpful in this endeavor.
Pay Attention to What you Flush
We share this tip often. However, you might be shocked at what people attempt to flush down the toilet, particularly regarding young children. Additionally, many products market themselves as “flushable” but damage the plumbing system over time. Flushable cat litter and wipes shouldn’t enter the sewage system.
Flush Out Your Water Heater
Water heater repairs are among the costliest plumbing repairs. Thoroughly drain and clean your water heater’s tank every six months to hold off on repairs for as long as possible. Even a semi-flush is effective. Additionally, consider a tankless water heater to lower utility bills, preserve the lifespan of your water heater, save space, and invest in less maintenance.
Contact Alpha Plumbing today if you regularly participate in plumbing maintenance tips but still have issues with your plumbing system. Sometimes, it genuinely takes a professional’s help to keep your home in excellent shape.
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