A plumbing system makes up about 15% of your home value. A smooth running plumbing system makes sure you have a constant supply of clean and fresh water keep your home and family clean. A well-maintained plumbing system ensures that you have access to clean water, which ensures you have good health. It is also a very convenient way of living and also increases water efficiency and promotes energy savings.
Plumbing maintenance is essential to keep clean water flowing. People generally do not think about the plumbing problem unless a bigger problem starts to arise. This leads to a huge mess and a larger bill. Plumbing problems are easily avoidable, and if any problem arises, it is much cheaper to stop the issue where it started. It can be as simple as stopping a leaky water tap. Leaks also affect pipes and water pressure, which can cause severe damage to your homes such as wood rot, moulds and pipe corrosion. A pipe freeze can lead to potential burst can lead to a flooded room. Water can easily destroy your expensive things such as carpets, wood decors, etc. We have gathered some tips to ensure that you know how to maintain your home plumbing system.
Daily maintenance tips
Clogged drains are a nuisance for everyone and one of the most common plumbing issues homeowners face. They are one of the main cause that shortens the lifespan of waste pipes as clogged drains put extra pressure and stress, causing the drain to block and eventually break. Some tips you can do to prevent blockage in your kitchen and bathroom are
• Do not put food wastes down the drain such as banana peels, celery and other foods that are hard to grind.
• Keep cold water running for at least 15 seconds after using the disposal to ensure that the waste has made it all the way through.
• Reduce the use of bath oils and put a drain screen to catch all the oils that may go down the drain and causes a blockage.
• Avoid using chemical clog removers as they can corrode your pipes.
Weekly maintenance tips
Some of the most common places where leaks can occur in your home plumbing system include pipe valves, faucets, worn toilet flappers, loose pipe fittings, etc. These places need to be checked regularly to save your water bill. Weekly checking in these places is a great way for homeowners to detect any plumbing problems
• Check under the sink for any leaks or watermarks
• Test the sink and the shower for speedy drainage
• Turn off all the valves and make sure that faucets are not leaky
• Clean the lint traps of your washing machine.