Homeowner’s Guide to Preventing Plumbing Disasters

May 20, 2024

Source freepic.com

Drainage disasters are every homeowner’s worst nightmares. Plumbing issues strike at the most inconvenient time. However, some plumbing tips and regular maintenance can save both money and time. This guide provides easy and practical tips to prevent major plumbing issues. Follow these simple ideas to make your routine plumbing disaster free.

Regular repairs

Lose and dripping water faucets are not just an annoyance. They can lead to higher water bills and major plumbing issues over time. An in time faucet repair can save you from bigger troubles. Do check on your faucets regularly. Look for any dripping or leakage. Replace any parts that are worn out or rusted. If any fighting is loose or get it tightened asap.

Pipe maintenance

Pipes are the backbone of the plumbing system. One broken or leaked pipe can cause huge plumbing disasters. Keep your pipes well insulated in winter to avoid freezing and burst pipes. Especially the pipes in less heated areas of your house. Keep checking pipes for corrosion and use anti corrosion sprays and paints to avoid damaged pipes. Monitor water pressure because extreme water pressures cause pipes to crack and burst. 

Effective cleaning

Clear clogged drains with natural substances  vinegar and warm water. You can also use baking soda mixed with vinegar. Avoid chemical products as they cause piping damages and leaks. Regular drain cleaning is essential to avoid plumbing problems. You can add drain screens to avoid blockages. Pour boiling water in drains to clean them thoroughly once a week.

Heating system inspection

Inspect your heating system for any leaks, clogs and rust once a week. Flush the tanks regularly.  Clear the tanks of any debris and check on the temperature valves. Jameed valves can lead to a lot of trouble for your heating system and avoid them at all costs.

Keep the temperature set to 120F, it is an ideal temperature to keep your heating system effective and malfunction free.

Prepare for emergencies

Despite your best efforts plumbing issues can occur any time. Know where the main valve is located in your house and shut it off completely in case of any problem. This will minimize the damage that can happen and save you from stress and anxiety. Keep an emergency contact of your plumber in your house. Keep basic tools at hand like screwdriver, plunger, pipe wrench and masking tape, for emergency situations and small repairs.

Know when to seek help

If your DIY clog efforts are not working, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. If you find any major leakages get the pipes/faucets replaced. Professionals can identify, understand and fix issues more effectively. Never hesitate to get help for smaller issues if you want to avoid bigger plumbing disasters.

Small changes in your maintenance habits can save you from big troubles and annoyances. Keep a good check on smaller problems and your plumbing system will work glitch free. Happy house keeping! 

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