Things You Can Do Around The Home To Maintain Your Plumbing

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Blog

Do you think your plumbing is any good? Do you wish to improve your plumbing? If you just said “It’s go time, read on for some ideas. The advice provided in the below article will show you how to streamline your home plumbing.

Do not pay anything until they finish the problem is fixed. You may have to put money down before they start working, but never pay the total cost until you know the job has been completed correctly. You want to make sure that the plumber did his job before you pay him.

Use strainers on all drains to prevent debris that might clog the pipes from getting through. The bathtub’s strainers need to cleaned out as needed.

Avoid putting grease, grease, and other oils down your drain. This is especially the case if you possess a garbage disposal run less efficiently and slow. Make sure you dispose of all oils in other places other than the sink.

Pour equal parts baking soda and vinegar down your bathtub drain once a month. Plug the drain and allow the chemical reaction to occur. After letting it sit for a few moments, flush it out by running boiling water through the drain. This method should help clear pipes of accumulated hair and soap scum.

Always use cold water running when your garbage disposal is running. Cold water keeps blades and allows for smoother disposal.

Don’t flush items like paper towels, such as diapers, tissues, paper towels and cotton balls.

Use a cleaner that is enzyme based cleaners when cleaning clogged pipes. These cleaners have natural bacteria in them, and be removed from your pipes. Enzyme based cleaners should be your first choice.

Clean the aerator to adjust water pressure issues due to sediment build up. Take out the aerator, disassemble it, and brush it clean with a little vinegar.

Don’t bother running your garbage disposal. In some cases, it could cause garbage to stick to your disposal, and contribute to future problems.

Check your toilet leaks. An easy way to determine this is to drop some food coloring in the toilet tank. Watch the bowl part of your toilet, if you see some colored water, you definitely have a leak that will need to be fixed.

After reviewing the ideas here, you are hopefully pretty excited, and ready to do some work on your home’s plumbing. We hope that these tips can help you! If not, continue to research more tips and learn more about plumbing. Call us at (916) 265-0891 or contact us online for plumbing service in the Fair Oaks region.


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4826 Pennsylvania Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 265-0891