Many homeowners turn to our plumbers regularly for problems that could have been prevented with a little bit of maintenance. If you want to keep your plumbing system in great shape, protect its longevity, and prevent emergency repairs, these daily, weekly, and seasonal maintenance guidelines are for you.
As your plumber, we can’t stress enough how what you do every day affects your plumbing. To keep your plumbing system in proper working order, take care of your garbage disposal by never putting fibrous or stringy foods down into it, don’t treat your toilet like a trash can, and install screens over your drains to keep hair from going into them. You should also avoid using chemical clog products because they generally do more harm than good.
On a weekly basis, check for leaks throughout your home. Some of the common signs of moisture to watch out for include puddles of water, moisture marks, and musty, moldy smells.
You should also check all of your sink/shower drains for speed drainage. If bubbles appear as water goes down one of your drains, this is a sign of a slow drain. Call a plumber sooner rather than later to remove the clog.
While you don’t have to worry about your pipes freezing here in Florida, you should check drains you don’t use very often every season and check for slow leaks around your home. You should also inspect your toilet bowl and tank for leaks and have all of your water-using appliances inspected.