As a homeowner, one of your responsibilities is making sure that all your home appliances are functional. One of the most neglected systems in most homes here in Hills District is the plumbing system. Homeowners tend to not pay much attention to it until something goes wrong and their daily routines get disrupted.
To ensure that your plumbing system remains in good condition, it is important that you undergo some maintenance practices. It is a good habit to regularly call your local plumber to perform inspections, but there are some things that you can do on your own daily.
One of the most common plumbing problems is a blocked drain. Your daily plumbing maintenance routine should be aimed to prevent such a problem. Your kitchen and bathroom are the two parts of your home with the highest risk of a blocked drain. Below are some tips that you could follow to prevent plumbing issues at home.
After you are done cooking, you will need to watch out for what you wash down the sink. Grease, oil, and fats are some of the culprits for a blocked kitchen drain because once they cool down, they will solidify and get stuck to your pipes.
You also need to be mindful of what you throw down the garbage disposal. Proper use of the garbage disposal will help you to prevent a blockage. Before adding food, make sure to run the water and turn on the garbage disposal. Note that you should not dispose of fibrous foods such as banana peels, celery and potato peels. After using the garbage disposal, let the water run for 15 seconds to ensure that all the waste is washed away.
To prevent plumbing issues in your bathroom:
- Install drain screens to keep hair from going down the drain
- Do not use the toilet as a bin
- Wait 10 minutes between showers to maintain the water pressure and hot water
- Avoid using chemical products to remove clogs. These products can potentially corrode your pipes