Flush Those Plumbing Worries Good-Bye!
All it takes is one plumbing problem to turn the household upside down. However, many plumbing problems are preventable. From leaking pipes to clogs and more, plumbing problems can cost a great deal of money if not taken care of properly. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to prevent plumbing disasters this summer. This blog post will discuss three simple tips that can help keep the plumbing safe and problem free all season long.
Being Mindful of Plumbing Leaks
If a homeowner suspects that they have a leak, they should address the problem immediately. Leaks do not get better on their own. If anything, they get worse, wasting water and causing further damage. But how does one detect a leak before it becomes a plumbing disaster? Homeowners can check their water meters to check for leaks and look out for warning signs. Here are some common signs of a leak homeowners should know:
- If a homeowner notices mold growth, water stains, or dampness, this could point to a hidden leak.
- If a homeowner hears running water and there isn’t a water-using appliance or fixture turned on, this could also point to a leak.
- If the water bill is much higher than average without explanation, this points to a leak.
- If there is low water pressure from the plumbing fixtures, it can indicate a leak.
Not Pouring Grease, Fats, or Oils Down the Drain
Summer is a time for outdoor activities and cooking delicious meals with friends and family. While it’s easy to get distracted by the fun times, it’s important to remember not to pour any grease, fats, or cooking oil down drains when cleaning up after grilling or cooking.
Grease, fats, and cooking oil can quickly build up in drain pipes, forming tough clogs requiring professional services to clear out. When they cool, these substances harden and can catch any other debris going down the drains to form blockages. To prevent blockages due to fats, grease, or oil build-up, pour leftover oils into an old container and discard them properly in the trash once it cools. Take the proper precautions this summer to protect your plumbing from clogs and the issues they can cause for the home.
Prioritize Maintenance and Professional Drain Cleaning
It’s essential to consult a trained plumber routinely because plumbing systems are sophisticated networks that need periodic maintenance. By scheduling regular maintenance for the plumbing system, homeowners can help prevent issues such as clogged drains, slow-running toilets, or water leaks.
Regularly cleaning out drains ensures that debris doesn’t build up over time and cause blockages. This will also help prevent foul odors in the home from backed-up sewer lines and prevent burst pipes caused by clogs. Additionally, having a professional inspect the entire plumbing system can detect potential problems before they become serious issues requiring costly repairs or replacements.
About Heidler, Inc.
Heidler, Inc. is a family-owned and operated plumbing business serving Annapolis and the surrounding areas. They provide flat rate prices, live assistance, and a preventive maintenance agreement. Call them today for plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning services in Annapolis, MD.