Tips in Prolonging the Life of Your Plumbing System

July 29, 2016

Most people don’t think much about maintaining the plumbing system in their homes or businesses, until ‘something’ goes wrong, like a leaky faucet, a clogged drain, or any number of other plumbing problems that can develop in a building. The best way to avoid unexpected plumbing problems is by having your building’s pipes and drainage system inspected, repaired if necessary, and then maintained on a regular basis.

Even if you may not feel it necessary, it is an important part of caring for a home, or commercial building. Ideally, plumbing pipes and drains should last many years, the only thing that will expedite the need for repairs is lack of upkeep and maintenance. Ultimately, in this way, you can be assured of proper draining and waste elimination for many years to come, and you can evade expensive and unexpected repair costs because you will know about plumbing problems before they develop.

Experienced property owners and managers understand this critical maintenance aspect and resolve small plumbing issues as soon as they arise, lest these become a major problem later.

Here are some tips that will help you to prolong the life of your plumbing system by avoiding plumbing problems before they arise.

1. Prevent clogging aggressively

Clogging is the most annoying plumbing related problem of any property owner, and, under most circumstances it can be prevented. By keeping a close watch on what goes inside your drains in the kitchens and bathrooms is the best course of action, especially if there are small children around. People tend to quickly throw anything into the drains without thinking, and that often causes clogs deep in the line that leads to back flow.

By letting everyone in the house know the new firm rule – nothing goes down the drain except liquid – it will surely keep clogs from developing.

2. Reduce water pressure

Surprisingly, plumbing experts say that high water pressure puts stress on pipes and reduces their lifespan drastically. So, it is recommended that homeowners in particular should keep their water pressure between 40 to 80 psi, a plumber can adjust this easily.

3. Reduce water hardness

Areas with hard water are more prone to plumbing system problems because hard water has excessive minerals that leave buildup and debris inside pipes. White buildup on taps and shower heads is usually a sign of hard water, and the best thing you can do is to install a water softener system. Thankfully, a plumber can also help you with that.

G Brand & Sons are expert plumbers that can help you prolong the life of your pipes and drainage system, by inspecting, repairing and maintaining plumbing as needed. They can even install a home water filtration system, all you have to do is give them all call and set up an appointment.

 

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