Your plumbing system is one of the most important systems of your home. It keeps clean water flowing to your bathroom faucets, toilets and washer, hot water flowing to your bath and shower and fresh water flowing to your kitchen faucet and dishwasher. Unfortunately, keeping plumbing in top shape is a task that many homeowners do not acknowledge. At some point, your plumbing system is going to encounter a problem.
By taking preventive measures, you can get the most out your plumbing and save time and money in the long run. Don’t let your plumbing system fail. Here are some tips to extend the life of your plumbing system.
A lot of homeowners wait until a problem occurs before calling a plumber. In most cases, a plumber has to be called in immediately as the plumbing issue can no longer be resolved by a simple DIY.
Be sure to have your plumbing system checked and inspected by a professional plumber regularly. This is important so as to prevent issues from turning into bigger, more complicated problems; thus, leading to more costly repairs.
Food scraps, oils, fats and hair are the most common causes of clogs. These elements will accumulate over time, making it more difficult for water to drain. These types of wastes should go straight to your trash cans, not in the kitchen or bathroom drains.
Also, be cautious about what goes down the toilet. Do not flush paper towels, tampons, diapers and baby wipes in the toilet to avoid clogs.
Keep the trees away
Trees need water in order to thrive. The damp ground that surrounds your pipe can attract roots toward your pipe. If this happens, there’s a good chance that the roots will damage your pipes, which can negatively affect your plumbing system.
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