Let’s face it, nobody wants to spend more than they have to on plumbing repair and the best way to save money is to never need any repairs! Well, it’s not exactly plausible that you’ll never need any repairs, but if you practice some preventative plumbing maintenance, you can get the most life out of your plumbing.
There are a lot of things that people simply overlook when it comes to keeping a fully-functional plumbing system. Below are a few steps that you can take to make sure that you get the most life out of your plumbing.
Grease Buildup – One of the number one causes for plumbing repair is the buildup of grease in your drains. The best way to avoid this issue is to discard your grease in a glass jar or plastic container. Not only will you be saving yourself money, you’ll be helping out the environment as well.
Clogged Drains -Yet another common issue is the collection of hair clogging up drains. This is more common with people who have long hair, and it can be a bit of a pain. The best way to fix this issue is to place a screen in the drain to prevent any hair from entering. The finer the screen, the better as it will prevent the most hair from getting through into your drain and creating a clog.
Routine Check-Ups – A great way to prevent problems in your plumbing is by having a professional plumber come out for a routine checkup. Sure, it may seem a bit pointless to call a plumber when you don’t have any problems, but you can save a lot of money by catching the issues before they start.
Weather Changes – A lot of homeowners will start to notice that they have a lot of issues with their plumbing when the weather starts getting cold. That’s because pipes are likely to freeze in very cold temperatures. To prevent this, make sure that your pipes are properly insulated and retain warmth. Repair of frozen pipes can be very pricey, so it’s very important that you ensure that your pipes are well insulated before the temperature begins to drop.
With these preventative plumbing maintenance tips, you should be able to save yourself a lot of time and money.
As a family owned and operated business, Legacy Plumbing, Inc., brings over 20 years of experience to its customers in the North Texas community. Winning the Angie’s List Super Service award for four consecutive years, 2011 Frisco Small Business of the Year and 2011 Collin County’s Emerging Company, it is evident that Legacy Plumbing delivers outstanding services to meet all residential and commercial plumbing needs.
Superior repair and installation services include water leaks, drains, pipes, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals, showers/bathtubs, toilets, water heaters and sewer services.