Whether you own a newly built home or one built 20 years ago, there are many common steps that you can take to help preserve the condition of your plumbing system in 2019 and beyond. Maintaining your plumbing system can be done through many seemingly simple steps.
Be Careful With What You Put Down Your Drains
One of the most effective ways to prevent a plumbing issue is to avoid creating unnecessary clogs and remaining diligent about regularly cleaning your drains. Clogs are often a result of negligence in what it put down the drains or flushed down the toilets. A septic system is not designed to withstand all forms of waste and many things you put in your system could be what causes both minor and major plumbing problems. Some of the most important things to avoid flushing or pouring down your drain include:
- Grease, cooking oils, and butter
- Baby wipes
- Cleaning wipes
- Feminine products
- Cotton balls
- Paper towels
- Coffee grounds
- Car fluids
- Household cleaners
Inspect Your System Regularly
Being diligent about inspecting your plumbing system and remaining proactive about addressing potential issues can also help ensure that your plumbing system will last. Perform a visual inspection of any part of your plumbing to check for signs of a leak. A leak is clear indication of a broken pipe or part. Look for signs of a leak such as resting water, mildew, rust, or simply moisture where there shouldn’t be. Important areas to inspect include:
- Exposed pipes
- Shower heads
- Pipe fittings
Call For Repairs Quickly
If you know you need a plumbing repair or suspect that there could be a problem, don’t put off calling a plumber. Make a commitment to repairs promptly before greater, more serious and more costly damage can occur. For example, a small leak could be caused by a small crack, which over time become a broken pipe and a flooded room. Small plumbing repairs that build up can put pressure and strain on other areas of your plumbing system and lead to more issues. Call for repairs from a licensed plumber quickly to make sure you address a plumbing problem as quickly as possible.
You can also save yourself time by finding a plumbing company with availability that will work with your schedule. Many plumbers offer 24-hour emergency service and weekend availability because they understand that not all plumbing problems happen during normal business hours.
In order to save time when you need plumbing repair, take a few minutes to prep the job area before the plumber arrives. For example, you might clear out all products underneath a kitchen sink, move objects blocking access to the water heater, or simply clearing out personal belongings from the bathroom.
Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing offers the highest quality plumbing services for Las Vegas and surrounding areas. For any plumbing repair or more information on how you can improve the life of your plumbing system, contact us today.
Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing
4535 Copper Sage Street Las Vegas, NV 89115