Top 3 Tips To Avoid Common Plumbing Problems
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Faulty plumbing can be a pain, it can mean that you spend more money on water bills or unpleasant odor in the house and you may be unable to do anything with water in the house. At some point, we all end up having to fix plumbing issues, but it is possible to delay how soon we have to face such problems. The problems homeowners have to deal with are many, but here we will mention the top three and provide ways to prevent them from happening. You might be dealing with these problems so here are some tips to avoid them.
Mind What Goes Down the Drain
Clogging is a very common plumbing problem and you find yourself trying to figure out whether to snake the drain or pour chemicals down there to clear it. Clogged drains can end up causing a bad smell in the house especially if the drain has been clogged by food that is rotting in there. Well instead of having to unclog the drain all the time, just watch what goes down the drain, fats, and starchy foods are some of the big culprits as well as stringy vegetables and hair. Clogged drains can also cause leaks in those drain pipes. If you are using a garbage disposal, always run the water while operating it and ensure all the particles are gone before you turn it off.
Change or Repair Old and Faulty Pipes
Do you have low water pressure?
Low water pressure is usually a sign that your pipes have a problem, they could be clogged with residue from rusty pipes or the pipes may be leaking. This problem could end up costing you a lot more in repairs and water bills if it is not addressed as soon as possible. If you identify leaky pipes, sometimes it is possible to repair them but most times these pipes are already past their sell-by date so it is best to replace them, this way you will be dealing with two problems, low pressure, and leaky pipes. Pipes that are covered and leaking can develop from a plumbing problem to a structural problem as they can cause damage to the walls. Make sure you address them as soon as possible. Low water pressure is just a symptom of a bigger problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Carry out Regular Plumbing Inspection and Maintenance
Problems are best nipped in the bud, inspection and maintenance will help you do just that for your plumbing. Inspection can be done periodically say every month. Check for leaks, check water pressure, check for signs of clogging and just ensure the plumbing is working as it should. Under the sink is a common place to find leaks in the drain, you might see puddles of water or moisture and mold which can indicate water is escaping. Valves and joints may need to be tightened from time to time to avoid leaks and low pressure. The water heater will also need periodic maintenance to ensure it works smoothly and sediments do not develop and begin affecting the pipes.
With these tips, you will be able to deal with some of the most common plumbing problems and always remember prevention is the best cure. If you are still encountering problems, Schedule an appointment now!