Needing to replace pipes in your home is an extensive and expensive process. Therefore, protecting your home’s pipes should be a primary priority for you as a homeowner, and there are several ways you can go about doing this. Here are just a few of the ways you can go about preventing pipe leaks and other plumbing problems.
Here are 5 ways to protect your home’s plumbing
1. Do not flush random objects
You can seriously damage your plumbing system by flushing objects other than toilet paper down the toilet. Here are items people commonly flush down the drain you should never put down there.
- Paper towels
- Cotton balls
- Dental floss
- Baby wipes
- Feminine hygiene products
2. Use garbage disposal properly
You need your garbage disposal working correctly so that large pieces of food do not get stuck in the piping. Run it regularly so that the moving parts do not freeze or rust. You need to run cold water every time you operate the disposal because cold water helps with preventing scaling.
If you do have problems with your sink draining, call us for drain cleaning services here in Lake Havasu City.
3. Clean aerators often
The faucets on the sinks contain a mesh tip known as an aerator. Without routine maintenance, blockages can form and prevent the flow of water. You can remove the faucet head and disassemble the aerator to clean it. You can clean it with a toothbrush and reassemble it in a matter of minutes.
4. Drain water heater
Over time, excessive sediment can build up in your water heater, especially after your sacrificial anode rod is spent. This will impact your home’s water quality, reduce the available amount of hot water at any given time, and potentially lead to problems with the tank itself. This is why you need to drain the system once in a while.
Hire the experts at Air Control Home Services to help you remove sediment and—if feasible—replace the anode rod in your system.
5. Change filter from water softeners
You need a water softener system to prevent hard water from forming in the system. Otherwise, heavy minerals such as magnesium and calcium can build up. You should change the filter once every three months to have clear, healthy water.