Taking care of your home’s plumbing is essential to keeping the clean water flowing, conserving water, and avoiding large plumbing issues. Plumbing problems can have several detrimental and expensive consequences. Luckily, by taking the proper steps, most of these issues can be prevented.
This requires you to invest some money into your home’s plumbing in order to avoid larger problems in the future. Not only will these investments protect your home and possessions, but they’ll also lead to significant savings in the long run. This means… Fully functioning plumbing systems mean good health, hygiene, and well-being of the household!
Our Quick Daily Check Lists:
Kitchen drains often clog due to debris or wastes going down the sink that shouldn’t. To prevent clogged drains in this room, never put grease or oils down the sink. This includes cooking oils and fats, such as butter, that can congeal in the pipes, blocking water flow.
Improper use of the garbage disposal is another common reason for clogged kitchen drains. Follow this kitchen plumbing maintenance checklist to help you avoid this problem:
- Ensure proper water flow in the sinks
- Always turn water & disposal before adding any food.
- Run your dishwasher at night to conserve good water pressure.
The bathroom is another room where drains often become clogged. Think of all the products you use to wash, moisturize, and condition. They are often oily or greasy in order to provide moisture for your skin and hair. Once they make their way down your drain, however, they can cling to pipes, attract other debris and cause blockages. You can reduce clogs and even prevent them by following this plumbing maintenance checklist:
- Avoid using chemical clog removal.
- Wait about 10mins between showers to help maintain how water & water pressure.
- Ensure the shower drain is fitted with a screen to prevent hair.
Tune in for our weekly & seasonal plumbing checklists coming soon!
Have you done your maintenance checks and found something that could be harmful to your plumbing?