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How Can I Make My Pipes Last Longer?

June 01 / 2020

A new plumbing system can last 50 years or more when properly cared for. On the other hand, severely neglected pipes can become damaged and deteriorated in less than a decade. A plumbing system installation or replacement is an expensive and important investment. That’s why most property owners are looking for ways to maximize the longevity of their pipes and plumbing fixtures. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we provide premium commercial and residential services for households and businesses in California and Arizona. Do you want to keep your pipes in quality condition for many years to come? Here are a few helpful maintenance tips that can help you achieve your goal. Schedule Annual Plumbing Inspections Since your pipes are hidden behind walls and beneath flooring, it can be difficult to pinpoint problems until symptoms have become severe enough to be noticed. In most circumstances, this means that extensive water damage has already taken place. Avoid mold growth, expensive utility costs and property loss by investing in annual plumbing inspections. Doing so will alert you to potential issues before they snowball into larger problems. Prioritize Routine Drain Cleanings and Maintenance Services Every time someone in your home flushes a toilet, takes a bath or rinses dishes after dinner, excess debris makes its way into your sewer line. Over time, these materials can accumulate, creating the perfect environment for clogs to form. Routine drain cleaning and hydro jetting services will remove these layers of buildup, giving your pipes a fresh start year after year. You’ll enjoy less frequent clogs and repairs and drastically reduce the chances of needing a premature replacement. Avoid the Use of Harsh Chemicals For many homeowners, the answer to every plumbing problem is to dump a gallon of chemicals down the drain. Sadly, this method of clog removal is rarely effective long term and continued use of harsh drain cleaners can warp PVC and corrode metal. Small clogs can often be removed with simple tools like a plunger or manual snake. If you’re dealing with a large blockage or have reoccurring clogs, then a professional plumber can inspect and repair the problem quickly, safely and affordably. Properly Discard Materials That Can Cause Clogs Keep unapproved items far away from your toilets, sinks and tubs. Foods like coffee grounds, eggshells, rice and potatoes should be thrown into the compost or garbage. Likewise, feminine care products, baby wipes and other toiletries should be tossed out into a trash bin rather than flushed into your drain line. Hair can quickly clog the pipes in your shower stalls and bathtubs, so use a drain filter to keep your plumbing system free and clear. Is It Time to Schedule Your Next Professional Plumbing Service? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing Are you ready to invest in a plumbing inspection, leak repair, drain cleaning or hydro jetting service? Then call the experts at Rooter Hero Plumbing today. Our licensed and insured plumbers are ready to help you improve the lifespan of your plumbing system. Contact our office to learn more about our commercial and residential plumbing services or to schedule a time to meet with a certified plumber in your neighborhood.