The Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Plumbing

Maintenance is the key to a long-lasting and low-stress plumbing system. As a homeowner, there are several steps you can take at home on an everyday or semi-regular basis to maintain and protect your plumbing. Caring for your plumbing today offers many benefits, including a lower chance of plumbing issues or emergencies that could affect your home and your everyday convenience in the future.

Get to Know Your Plumbing

Getting to know your plumbing is the best way to prevent serious problems. When you know how your plumbing should work and which parts face the greatest risk, you’ll be able to catch small issues and changes in your plumbing’s behavior much more quickly. Talk to your plumber the next time you make a service or repair call to get more personalized information and tips on your home’s unique plumbing system and how you should care for it.

Preventively Clean Your Drains

Drain clogs are one of the top reasons that homeowners call in a professional plumber. Preventively cleaning your drains using products and methods meant to discourage clogs is one of the best ways to keep your drains clear and eliminate the risk of a major clog or backup. You can also use solutions such as mesh drain covers in tubs and showers, which will keep hair and other particles from entering the drains in the first place.

Flush Your Water Heater

Storage tank water heaters tend to develop mineral deposits inside the tank over time, which can affect the appliance’s performance and even cause corrosion that damages the tank permanently. Flushing your water heater regularly will remove any sediment inside the tank and reduce the speed with which deposits form on the inside of the tank. If you aren’t comfortable performing this task yourself, your professional plumber can make a quick service visit to get the job done.

Use Your Trash Cans

It can be tempting to flush chemicals and other small pieces of trash down your toilets or sinks. However, this practice can easily cause clogs or damage your plumbing pipes, leading to leaks that waste water and damage your home. Throwing garbage away into trash cans and taking care to dispose of chemicals and paints properly is a major step toward healthier home plumbing. Keeping toilet lids closed can also prevent objects from accidentally falling into the bowl, where they may be unwittingly flushed the next time the toilet is used.

Don t Make Repairs Yourself

Even if you are an accomplished DIY-er, making plumbing repairs yourself could put your home’s plumbing at risk. Rather than patching up issues on your own, it’s best to call in a professional plumber any time you need help solving a problem with your system. Your plumber will not only make repairs more quickly, he’ll also make sure to use the right tools and methods to ensure all repairs are appropriate for your entire system.

Our Orem plumbers can help you make the right choice when it comes to maintaining, repairing, or replacing any part of your home’s plumbing system. We will work with you to evaluate your home’s needs and find the right plumbing solution that suits your budget and your preferences. Please visit our website for more information about our plumbing and HVAC services, or click through our blog for more tips on repairing, maintaining, and replacing your plumbing pipes and appliances.

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