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Plumbing Maintenance: When, What, & How?

Plumbing Maintenance
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While our home plumbing is not something we think about often, households across America waste around a trillion gallons of water annually! From burst pipes to slow leaks, proper plumbing maintenance is critical to the upkeep of your home. Here, the expert technicians at Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning explain precisely what, when, and how to keep your plumbing running right.

Plumbing Maintenance Basics

Aside from the basics, such as routine cleaning, several preventative measures should be taken daily, weekly, and quarterly to keep everything from breaking down. The technicians at Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning are here to teach you the steps to take and when to call in the experts.

Daily Maintenance

One of the most efficient ways to keep your plumbing in the best shape is to take daily measures to ensure you don’t run into more significant issues later. As clogs are the most common plumbing problem, daily routines are an excellent way to prevent them. Some of the things you should do daily include:

  • Install strainers on your drains to help prevent clogs.
  • Run water while you are running the garbage disposal. Never dispose of oily waste or food peels – always throw them in the garbage.
  • Running your dishwasher at night helps increase daily water pressure. Nightly runs will also lower energy costs.
  • Though more and more products are claiming to be flushable, it is critical to only flush human waste and toilet paper.
  • Try to avoid oil-based bath products.

Weekly Maintenance Tips

While routine daily maintenance will significantly help reduce the chance of clogs and other issues, performing weekly maintenance will help save you a call to the plumber. Some of the things you should do daily include:

  • Check for leaks, moisture, and mold under your sinks and around your faucets. If you find any of these signs, contact an expert immediately, like the technicians at Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning.
  • Faucets, handles, and valves should be checked for any leaks.
  • Flushing your drain line requires filling all the sinks and tubs in your home then draining them simultaneously.
  • Sinks, showers, and tubs need a weekly drainage tub. If you notice gurgling or bubbles as the water drains, it could be the sign of a clog.

Seasonal Maintenance

While you should schedule regular inspections from the professionals at Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, there are a few measures you can take yourself on a seasonal basis. They include:

  • Clearing debris from your gutters to prevent damage. Clogging from old leaves and stagnant water can also damage your home’s roof and foundation.
  • Check faucets and hoses for leaks or breaks and remind residents of the location of your main water line.
  • Open and close all water valves to prevent them from sticking and help you find any possible leaks.
  • Secure the connections of dishwashers, washing machines, and water purifiers to avoid leaks and water damage.

When To Call Art For Plumbing Maintenance

Again, these plumbing maintenance tips can save you from damage and costly repairs, but sometimes you need to call a plumber. Not only should you call Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning as soon as you locate any issues with your plumbing, but we can also:

  • Clear clogged drains and pipes.
  • Hydro jet stubborn clogs.
  • Identify and remedy sewer system issues.
  • Reline sewer and drain pipelines.
  • Repair cracked sewer lines and pipes.
  • Repair leaking bathtubs, pipes, showers, and sinks.
  • Tunnel to fix broken underground pipes.

If you have any questions about your plumbing or have an issue you can’t find a solution to, call Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning today at 1-888-773-1524 or schedule service online today!


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