How To Avoid A Plumbing Disaster

Plumbing issues are the last thing anyone wants to worry about, and we always take our our plumbing system for granted until things go wrong. Plumbing can be a messy and frustrating business if you are not an experienced plumber. You can avoid serious plumbing issues and expensive plumbing bills with ongoing care and knowledge but when something goes wrong you should consult a professional to fix these complex plumbing issues or risk further damage.

Blocked Up Drains
These are the most common and frustrating plumbing problems. The problem can be avoided by:

  • Keep your plug holes covered with a screen to help catch food, excess hair and soap scum from going down your sink and shower.
  • Avoid pouring anything into your drains including drain cleaners that contain harsh chemicals. They can erode the pipes completely
  • Avoid pouring cooking fats and oils down the sink.

Regularly Inspect your Boiler System – by a professional
A boiler can last for a decade or more if maintained properly. Make sure a plumber drains/cleans the hot water tank regularly to prevent the build-up of sediment. Strange noises from the boiler are a sign that the sytem may be on the way out – it is important to check it regularly for any potential problems. An accident with your water could do a lot of damage and is not to be taken lightly. By calling an expert to do it, you should be able to avoid any injuries or water damage from your water heater.

Upgrading of hoses and fixtures
Home owners should consider replacing rubber hoses as they perish over time, waterline raisers, valves, and pipes are also susceptible to wear and tear. In general, modern residential structures tend to have more complex plumbing systems because of additional appliances like automatic fire sprinklers and wet bars. Phone a plumber to inspect the walls, floors, and ceilings and pipes!