We at Danny Eaton Plumbing have been working in the plumbing industry for many years, and we want to help you keep your plumbing in great condition. If the plumbing in your home malfunctions in any way, you can call our team to get effective repairs, but our experts understand you would rather prevent the malfunction from occurring in the first place. To help you keep your system in good working order, we have put together this article to go over a few tips on effective residential plumbing maintenance.
• Check for Leaks – Our first residential plumbing maintenance tip is to regularly check your pipes and fixtures for leaks—ideally once a week. However, if checking that often seems like too much work, you can also have our team install a leak detection system to alert you when leaks occur.
• Be Careful What You Flush – Another key piece of advice for residential plumbing maintenance is to be careful about what items or substances you flush down the toilet or pour down the drains. The only things that should get flushed are waste and toilet paper, nothing else. Similarly, make sure to keep things like hair, grease, and coffee grounds out of the drains in your showers and sinks.
• Clean Your Faucets and Showerheads – The third maintenance tip we’ll cover here is that you should keep your faucets and showerheads clean in order to prevent sediment buildup. When minerals in the water build up on these fixtures, it can impede the flow of water and cause problems. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to clean off this buildup with a solution of vinegar and baking soda.