If you want to get the most out of your plumbing, you can’t simply hope for the best. As a homeowner, you have a role in making sure that your plumbing systems are working as they should. If you take these steps, your plumbing will be reliable and long-lasting.
However, if you don’t take these steps, you run the risk of having plumbing leaks, clogs or other repairs to manage. Our expert team has put together some tips to help you along (and if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.)
Hair Blockers are a Must
Don’t let hairs fall into your drains and cause blockages. Hair clogs are the most common and the most difficult to remove. Experts suggest a very low-tech, effective fix: a hair blocker.
A hair blocker is a simple attachment that you place over a drain, which works very well to gather hair before it has a chance to fall down the drain.To clean a hair blocker, you just pop it out and remove contents.
Adhere to Local Regulations
Hats off to the DIY homeowners who tackle plumbing repairs and projects on their own to save on labor costs. However, if you don’t follow the right processes, you may end up with subpar work that will cause you problems down the road.
Check in with the local town office regarding your local regulations. Make sure you get the right permits and inspections to protect yourself today and tomorrow.
Get Your Drains Cleaned
If you aren’t in the habit of getting your drains cleaned, now is the time to start this important habit. Drain cleaning gets rid of any residue that is inside the drains that can cause pipes to weaken or clogs to form.
Things like sediment, grease, food matter, paper items, and hair can all get stuck in your plumbing system and cause clogs. Clogs are unsanitary and inconvenient.
If your water pressure is too high, it can cause a lot of damage to your pipes. While that strength can be helpful for cooking and cleaning, it isn’t good for your plumbing system. Check it out. If it is more than 65 psi, you should drop it to roughly 45-65 psi.
Another tip: be proactive in finding plumbing leaks. Often if you find a plumbing leak when it is small, you can take care of it more easily before it has a chance to develop into something more serious (and expensive!).