Your home’s plumbing system is one of its most important parts. When your plumbing doesn’t work as you expect, then you’ll be unhappy. Luckily, we have some tips for how to make your plumbing fixtures last longer than they might do otherwise.
Flush with Caution
First of all, it’s important to be careful when you flush. Grease, wipes, and hair can all do huge damage to your pipes and plumbing. They can also lead to clogs that will slow down the drains and make everything less effective, not to mention wear them down faster.
Turn Down the Pressure
Having higher levels of water pressure can be delightful when you want to take a shower. But too much pressure can also be a bad thing. That’s because it can cause holes and cracks in the pipes, too. Use a pressure gauge to find out how high the pressure settings are. If it’s too high, then you’ll need help from a plumbing professional to reset it. A pressure reducer can make all the difference here.
Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners
Although it seems natural to use drain cleaners to unclog your drains, you should avoid doing this. That’s because these commercially-available products will also damage the plumbing in your home with enough time and exposure. Plunging the pipes is a better solution, as is using drain snakes. If those methods don’t work, then lean on professional expertise and cleaning techniques. That way, you can make sure that the drains will be undamaged after they are flushed out. And once they are flushed, you can think about installing a water softener.
Add a Water Softener
If you’ve noticed that your home has hard water, then you need to do something about it. That means installing a water softener. Your hair, clothes, skin, and pipes are all affected by the presence of hard water, even if you don’t notice the effects right away. Softening the water will make everything easier, and your home’s plumbing will thank you for it.
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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.
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