How To Keep Your Plumbing In Tip Top Shape Year Round

How To Keep Your Plumbing In Tip Top Shape Year Round
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    Some plumbing tips are almost common knowledge, as local news outlets around Edmonton remind us to keep our taps open to prevent burst pipes during freezing weather.

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However, there are some plumbing maintenance tips that are applicable year round and they don’t always receive the exposure they deserve. To keep your plumbing system in tip top share year round, there are five maintenance procedures you should always take into consideration.

Protect Your Drains

Dumping oily substances into your drains is akin to consume large amounts of cholesterol. Like your body’s vein, you plumbing system’s drains will eventually clog when they are overwhelm by viscous liquids. Overtime, oily substances can combine with large pieces of food and other debris that won’t readily dissolve in water clog your kitchen’s drains. While you can protect your drains from oily substances, keeping hair out them requires another approach.

Snake Your Drains

Use a drain snake routinely to keep your kitchen and bathroom drains free of hair and oily substances. Drain snakes are relatively inexpensive, but they can help you avoid costly clogs in your drains.

Drain Your Water Heater

Calcium and other sediment build up in your home’s water heater over time, robbing the unit of efficiency and placing unnecessary wear on it. Draining and flushing your home’s water heater annually helps to alleviate it of the sediment that can build up inside of it and allows the unit to deliver hot water to your home for longer periods of time.

Stay Weary of Leaks

Leaks indicate that there’s a problem with your home’s plumbing system. The tell tell signs of pipe and plumbing fixture leaks include saturated areas, rot and the presence of mold. Remember to check up on your water heater, as leak with it suggest that the unit requires immediate attention.

Take Action When You Notice Problems

Plumbing problems won’t disappear — they’ll only worsen with time. Academy Mechanical Services Inc., one of the most reliable Edmonton plumbers for the last 40 years, recommends being proactive in addressing your home’s plumbing issues in order to prevent the cost of repair work from increasing as the problem worsens.

Have Your Septic Tank Pumped

Your Septic tank should be pumped every five years for best performance. This keeps sediment from building up and causing a backup. Getting you septic tank pumped may be expensive but not as expensive as cleaning up after an emergency sewage problem. Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean your toilet as they could damage essential rubber parts in your toilet. If your toilet is clogged, dumping warm water will help get rid of it.

In addition, putting up with plumbing problems only robs you of the comfort you could enjoy from a system that’s running well. The slow drainage will eventually clog, the diminishing periods of hot water will only shorten and those leaks will foster rot.

Savannah Coulsen is a freelance  writer. She lives in Raleigh. Savannah loves to read and write and she hopes to write a novel someday. Savannah also loves learning and is a self-proclaimed health guru.

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