Let’s Talk About Protecting Your Plumbing… #RotoRooter
I know lots of people who love being homeowners but have serious gripes with their pipes. Some plumbing systems, in older homes especially, simply cannot handle all of the, ahem, activity of flow demanded, especially with sneaky kinks of build-up clogging pipe joints in unknown places. Professional maintenance is integral to keeping troublesome or corrosive substances from causing obstructions or major pipe breaks. And Roto-Rooter wants you to be proactive in making sure your home’s flow is always on the go. Use these preventative tips to avoid plumbing dilemmas, save money, and get the best performance from your plumbing system starting today.
Having a plumber snake your pipes every now and again is the most pragmatic approach to keeping your plumbing system in tip-top shape for as long as possible. Generally, septic systems should be inspected every three to five years, depending on the amount of wastewater your household generates and the age of the system. There are other best practices to consider with these systems too. A couple seemingly minor adjustments in the way you go about your business at home can really save you some grief in terms of expensive home renovations down the road. After all, you’d much rather have your friendly Roto-Rooter technician peering down into the cylinder of a problematic pipe rather than unearthing a damaged septic tank in your yard.
Changing your home water pressure can most definitely decrease wear and tear on pipes. Water rushing at an unnecessarily high pressure can cause the lining of pipes to erode over time. If your water pressure measures above 100 PSI, you may want to consult a plumber or someone at your water district to learn how to possibly lessen the force of flow.
Finally, consider using a water softening product if you live in an area where the municipal water supply comes with a high mineral content. Minerals like calcium and magnesium, while beneficial for you, can wreak havoc on your pipes. Mineral deposits form on the insides of pipes and can lessen the overall flow volume until you have a hard, barnacle-like growth and only a trickle from the faucet. Water softeners are widely used in many regional water supplies, and they save consumers and water suppliers a great deal of time and money on maintenance for piping systems large and small.
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