Many people don’t realize how their plumbing works and end up damaging their plumbing system by their actions around the house. Your plumber and your wallet will thank you for taking care of your plumbing, and by just abiding by a few simple guidelines you could add years to the lifespan of your plumbing and components.
As licensed master plumbers in Long Beach, we suggest you implement the following tips if you want to keep your plumbing in good working condition for as long as possible. If a plumbing problem arises we advise you to call in licensed plumbers to ensure the problem is sorted properly and in a timely manner.
USE A STRAINER IN YOUR KITCHEN SINK
Using a strainer in your kitchen sink ensures that minimal grease and foods enter your drain. Oil and food can cause blockages in your pipe and a strainer is an effortless way to resolve this problem. When the strainer gets full, empty the contents of the strainer into the trash. To get rid of grease and soap build-up that may already be affecting your drain, pour hot/boiling water down your sink.
NO HAIR ANYWHERE
Whether it be the bath, the shower or the sink, try and avoid letting any hair travel down any of the drains. Make a conscious effort to throw hair into a trash bin, and ensure that you have a bin in your bathroom for easy throwing of collected hair. Hair can clog up your bathroom drain and cause a multitude of issues.
TRY USING NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS
Your pipes may seem tough, but harsh chemicals found in detergents and cleaning products can eat away at your pipes over time and cause leaks. We advise that you not pour any toxic chemicals down your drains and rather use natural cleaning products which will keep your pipes in good working condition. And besides, natural drain cleaners and cleaning products are better for the environment in general.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU FLUSH
There are far too many people that are very blasé about the items that they flush down the toilet. Keep to only toilet paper. No goldfish, sanitary pads, cigarettes, tampons, condoms or anything else you may be tempted to flush. Use a trashcan. That is what trashcans are there for. Even if you are not on a septic tank system, these items can cause you major plumbing issues.
REPLACE OLDER PIPES
When moving into a house, one of the first things you should do is have any older pipes replaced, as they are probably not very durable and even if they last a few more months or even a few more years, you don’t want to deal with the headache of a burst or broken pipe. Any licensed master plumber will tell you the importance of replacing old pipes as soon as possible.
FIX ISSUES AS THEY ARISE
No matter how enthusiastically you stick to the rules and try and expand the lifespan of your plumbing and various components, there will always be small and larger issues and plumbing emergencies. If you do encounter any leaks or burst pipes, you should call licensed master plumbers as soon as possible as they are capable of taking care of any plumbing issues. If you leave any plumbing issues, they will become worse and cause further damage. And if you don’t want any problems to arise, call in a licensed, reputable plumber to do regular maintenance checks on your plumbing.
Pipe Masters plumbing experts have over 45 years of experience within the trade and are licensed master plumbers. We will advise you on the best plumbing solution for your home or commercial property. Call us today for expert services in the Long Beach area and throughout Los Angeles and Orange County and let us help you with your plumbing needs! (562) 533-2145, ask for Cory!