Best practices to improve your plumbing system
Now that we’re ending the year 2019, you’ve probably made lots of promises already for 2020. You might have told yourself, “Starting next year, I will…” or “Starting next year, I won’t…”
Whatever promises they are, we hope some of them involve the best practices for home improvement. As we know, our homes run with so many systems and equipment. They are essential to make our homes liveable and our lives convenient.
Today, in this post, we’re going to talk about some specific tips that every homeowner can do to protect his or her home’s plumbing system. We hope you can include these tips in your promises for the coming year.
Manually unclog your sink regularly
Little did you know, the simple act of cleaning your sink on a regular basis will do a good job in maintaining the structural integrity of your home’s plumbing system. When you remove the possible causes of clogs from your sink drain at least twice a week, you can prolong the life of your kitchen or bathroom plumbing. It lowers the risk of severe clogging and it protects the plumbing component of your drain from wearing out easily.
Enclose your toilet and clean it frequently
Similar to your sink, the toilet bowl in the bathroom is always prone to clogging. Not everyone at home, especially the kids, is responsible in taking care of the toilet. Some may drop things in there that are not supposed to go inside the toilet bowl, like tissue, hair and kids’ toys! Some are thrown in there intentionally while some, accidentally. You must be watchful about the things that get into your toilet bowl which are not supposed to be there. According to The Spruce, this is the top 3 cause of toilet clogging.
Our advise is to make sure that your toilet bowl has a lid so that it can be closed when not in use. Clean your toilet frequently to avoid dirt buildup that can clog it. By cleaning the toilet bowl regularly, you can also discover the items that accidentally fell on it.
Install safety plumbing additions
Part of improving your plumbing system in making it safe from any kind of emergency. There are so many advanced technologies and equipment that you can add to your bathroom and kitchen that will keep your family and business safe from emergencies.
These include water pressure gauge through which you can regulate water pressure in your home, a shower system with touchscreen technology so you can adjust your water heater without coming in contact with any of its electrical component, a shower grab and bathtub that comes with anti-slip and other safety features.
Conduct regular plumbing inspections
Some sever plumbing problems can be prevented by simply doing an inspection of your home plumbing system. When a plumbing expert regularly inspects your pipes, drainage system and all the plumbing components inside your home, they can easily spot what needs to be repaired and replaced.
Better seek the help of a leading plumbing site to conduct a thorough inspection of your home plumbing system at least once a year. They have the right inspection tools to discover some aspects of your water supply and drainage system that can’t be seen by the naked eye.
Take note of the date of plumbing works undertaken in your home
Some homeowners don’t take note of the date they last replaced their faucet, the date they got their home plumbing pipes repaired, or the date that a major plumbing work was undertaken in their home. This should not be the case if you want to preserve your home pipes, sink and drain, shower and all plumbing components for a long time.
Mark these dates in your mobile calendars and ask the plumber when the next replacement or repair should be.