A plumbing system is a necessity in any home. Besides allowing the efficient distribution of water, a plumbing system will also promote efficient removal of waste through the drainage system.
That said, however, home plumbing work is challenging and utterly frustrating. Many DIYers can attest to this fact, and sometimes even professionals with inadequate training and equipment.
The good news is you can avoid plumbing problems by following these five simple steps that will improve your home plumbing.
- Have the Right Tools
DIY enthusiasts are all about inventing and coming up with novel ideas of doing a job. In most cases, you’ll find them using unconventional tools to handle their projects.
However, home plumbing is no ordinary task.
If you’re are a DIY enthusiast as I am, you need to have the right tools for the job, even before you consider tackling the DIY drain cleaning and preventive maintenance.
See, if you go about attempting a drain cleaning or maintenance without the necessary tools, you’re more than likely to exacerbate the plumbing issue.
We always recommend that you use the necessary hardware to avoid putting your system at risk.
- Treat your Plumbing System Right
The best way of improving your plumbing system is perhaps through preventive care.
You can avoid the risk or clogging or damage by avoiding running certain material and debris such as hair, bones, leftovers, plastic fibrous food and beauty product.
If you find it too difficult to keep your drainage free, you might consider investing in a drain cover for the sinks and showers, and they should help to trap the debris before it makes it way to the drainage system.
While at it, steer clear of the chemical cleaning agents. While they provide a convenient solution to clogging problem, consistent use of these commercial agents can damage your pipes, especially if used extensively. This is not to mention that they pose potential health hazards upon contact. As an alternative, you can use hot water flushes, baking soda or vinegar solutions to break the clogs.
- Replace the Water Faucets
Over time, faucets build up sediments, leading to clogs.
Clogging on your drainage means that your water system has to work harder to pump out enough water for you.
To avoid such a scenario, a simple faucet replacement should do the trick
Replacement should be a quick, cheap fix that will save you money.
- Self-Inspection Routines
Inspection routines is a long-term strategy that we regularly encourage our readers to use.
Self-inspection is a remarkable option that will allow you to spot any developing plumbing issue and mitigate most of the plumbing disasters.
Self-evaluating your home plumbing at least once a month will allow you to catch any clog, pipe damage or drain before it turns into a full-blown plumbing emergency.
In any case, the most reliable drainage systems belong to those who handle proactively, rather than waiting for a calamity to happen so that they can act.
- Have a Pro Evaluate your Home Plumbing
Sure, self-inspection will do wonders for your home plumbing and allow you to catch performance issues early on.
However, there are plumbing issues that expertise is required.
For this reason that we recommend having a licensed plumber come in and evaluate the state of your home plumbing at least once a year.
Whatever the case, the best way though is ensuring that your home plumbing system is always in best possible shape is to have a professional expert come in and regularly check it.