Nobody wants plumbing problems! Whether it’s an overflowing toilet or a clogged sink, plumbing issues are always a headache. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your home’s plumbing receives professional maintenance every year.
Check for Hard Water
Hard water is responsible for accelerated wear and tear on appliances, pipes, and other essential components of a home’s plumbing system. The minerals dissolved in hard water like calcium and magnesium bind together and leave residue behind as mineral deposits inside pipes and appliances; like the plaque lines the arteries’ walls, which eventually leads to a heart attack, mineral build-ups cause clogs and leaks that ultimately culminate into costly repairs.
Fortunately, you aren’t stuck with hard water if you have it in your home. Once a Friends Plumbing contractor helps you identify your hard water, you can select from water softening treatments to help your plumbing stay safe. The most popular softeners are newer systems that use sodium-free agents to condition the water softer while still retaining enough minerals for taste and health benefits.
Stop Leaks When They Start
Leaks are obvious warning signs that something within the plumbing has gone wrong. Left unattended, they will become worse and morph into large, expensive, inconvenient problems. Plus, the dripping and leaking will cause wastewater sending utility bills soaring. Find the root of the problem as soon as a leak starts. This will prevent costly repairs in the future.
Keep Drains Clear
Just like you vacuum your carpets and wash your dishes regularly, you also want to perform weekly and monthly maintenance on your drains. Every week as you clean the rest of your bathroom, also give the drain some extra TLC by lifting the stopper and removing any debris you find. Rinse the stopper before replacing it. If you can remove the drain cover from your shower or tub, draw out any accumulated hair with a bent wire as well.
This weekly maintenance should prevent any major problems, but for good measure, also use a bacteriological drain cleaner once a month. A bacteriological cleaner is biodegradable and non-corrosive, so it doesn’t threaten your home’s plumbing or place toxic chemicals into the water supply.
Call Your Tampa Bay Plumber
Some plumbing maintenance requires the trained eyes of a plumber. Friend’s Plumbing in Tampa Bay can provide all of the annual plumbing care your home needs. Call (727) 934-0323 today to learn more and schedule a visit.