Just like your automobile, the plumbing system in your house needs regular upkeep and maintenance. There are tips on plumbing maintenance that are easy for almost anyone to follow and in the long run it can save you lots of money by preventing any large repairs needing to be done.
Regular maintenance also will improve the efficiency of your faucets and pipes resulting in a saving in consumption of water that in turn will keep the garbage disposal to keep running in your kitchen as well as increasing the life-span of your water heater.
Regular maintenance in the bathroom will help stop the following from happening:
- Clogged showerhead;
- Toilet clogged;
- Clogged drain in the sink;
- Bathtub drain clogged.
Keeping your water running in the bathroom, the faucet in the sink and bathtub is vital to the bathroom working. Check out the faucet tips to maintain them working well.
Unlike pipes, the parts in a faucet that move can wear down over time and might have to be replaced more often than other parts for plumbing. Repair leaky faucets as quickly as possible. It is estimated that a faucet that is dripping 1 drip every second will cause you to waste approximately 3,000 gallons of water each year.
Water pressure that is slow from faucets or water is leaking at the handle are often caused by buildup of lime and sediment that is blocking the small openings in the faucet aerator. You can clean the aerator by:
- Unscrew the aerator from the faucet turning it counterclockwise. If it doesn’t unscrew, wrap the jaws of a pair of pliers with masking tape and use it to loosen the aerator;
- Take aerator or spray head apart;
- Use a brush dipped in vinegar to remove the sediment;
- Reassemble the aerator and then screw it all back on the faucet.
If you have repairs that are more than just maintenance and you live in the Dallas area, call the Dallas Plumbing Company for all your plumbing needs.