Tips to Keep Your Pipes Working & Prevent


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Tips to Keep Your Pipes Working & Prevent

  1. 1. Tips to Keep YourTips to Keep Your Pipes Working &Pipes Working & Prevent a PlumbingPrevent a Plumbing DisasterDisaster
  2. 2. IntroductionIntroduction • There are few home disasters that strike more fear into the heart of homeowners than plumbing problems. • Backing up toilets, clogged drains or burst pipes can be unpleasant to deal with and can cause serious damage to your home.
  3. 3. IntroductionIntroduction • While plumbing emergencies can be addressed with the help of an experienced home plumber, there are also things that you should do to keep your pipes working well and to avoid getting into a situation where you have a major plumbing emergency. • To help keep your pipes working right and avoid plumbing problems, here are some basic tips:
  4. 4. Keep Food Scraps & GreaseKeep Food Scraps & Grease Out Of Kitchen DrainsOut Of Kitchen Drains • When you put food down the drain, it can build up over time, while grease can solidify in the pipes and create major problems. • Clogs caused by food or other items in your drain can result in extra pressure on your wastepipes. • This means you may not only experience drainage problems and clogs but you can also stress your pipes and shorten their life span.
  5. 5. Watch The Hair In TheWatch The Hair In The Bathroom Drain.Bathroom Drain. • Just like kitchen food scraps, hair going down the drain can cause clogs that create big problems. You may wish to put a screen over the drains in your bathroom drains, especially if you shed a lot or if you have animals that you wash in your shower. 
  6. 6. Only Flush Toilet Paper &Only Flush Toilet Paper & SewageSewage • If you flush other items aside from toilet paper and waste, this can junk up your pipes and cause stress on your wastepipes that does damage over time.
  7. 7. Reduce Water Pressure.Reduce Water Pressure. • The more water pressure that you have on your showerhead, the more stress your pipes have to cope with. • High water pressure can make your valves, faucets and pipe joints work much harder and can increase the chances of a leak happening.
  8. 8. Use A Water Softener.Use A Water Softener. • If you have hard water or high mineral content, this can shorten the life span in your plumbing as well.
  9. 9. Do NOT Use ChemicalDo NOT Use Chemical Drain-Clearing Products.Drain-Clearing Products. • If you have a drainage problem, you may think you can dump some chemicals down the drain and solve your issue. • The fact is, however, that these chemical drain- clearing products can actually create much bigger headaches for you. • Chemical drain cleaning products can erode your cast-iron drain pipes, which can weaken the pipes and lead to a real plumbing emergency.
  10. 10. Do NOT Use ChemicalDo NOT Use Chemical Drain-Clearing Products.Drain-Clearing Products. • Chemical drain cleaners may also be unable to remove the entire clog, which means that you are likely to have recurring issues. • Each and every time you deal with these issues by pouring chemicals down the drain, you erode your pipes a little further. It is far better to just call a plumbing professional right away to deal with a clogged drain once-and-for all.
  11. 11. ConclusionConclusion • By following these tips, you should be able to keep your home plumbing in good shape and should be able to avoid major disasters and costly repairs. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to plumbing problems.