Regular maintenance will help you keep your plumbing system in perfect shape. But what does preventative maintenance entails? Here are preventative maintenance tips to enhance your system’s performance and longevity.
Check Faucets and Showerheads for Leaks
Even a minor leak can cause water damage or mold formation in your home if you don’t handle it quickly. Check all faucets, showerheads, and other fixtures regularly for signs of leaking. Replace any worn-out or corroded components to ensure they don’t cause further problems down the road.
Invest in Regular Drain Cleaning
Clogged drains are the most prevalent plumbing issues homeowners and businesses face. Invest in regular drain cleaning services from Jilly Plumbing to avoid clogs from forming—this will help keep your system running smoothly.
Inspect and Replace Old Pipes
If you have any old pipes, inspect them regularly for signs of corrosion or leakage. If they are in bad condition, replace them with newer ones as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs down the road.
Install Water Filtration Systems
Installing a water filtration system may help remove contaminants from your water supply and ensure it is safe to drink. And this will also extend the life of your plumbing fixtures by preventing buildup from minerals and other debris often found in tap water.
Check for Blockages
Blockages can cause issues with your plumbing system, such as slow drains or flooding. Check your pipes regularly for signs of blockage, and call Jilly Plumbing if you require assistance unclogging them.
Check what Does Down the Drains
Clogged drains occur when there’s excessive debris buildup, soap scum, grease, etc., in the pipes. To avoid this problem, be careful about disposing of garbage in your sink. Dispose of food waste and other items using a garbage disposal or trash can. Grease buildup can also cause major clogs in your pipes. Therefore, ensure you never pour grease down the drain. Instead, dispose of it properly by throwing it away in the trash.
Check the Water Pressure
Clogs or blockages in your pipes can cause low water pressure. Check the water pressure regularly and call Jilly Plumbing if you need help resolving any issues.
Take Care of the Septic System
You should inspect your septic system every few years to ensure it works properly. Make sure to have the tank pumped and cleaned regularly and check for any signs of overflows or other problems.
Check for Leaks in the Exterior
If there are any signs of water pooling around your exterior, it could be an indication of a leak. Check for any signs of leaks regularly, and call Jilly Plumbing if you need help resolving the issue.
Follow a Maintenance Schedule
Creating and sticking to a maintenance schedule is the best way to keep your plumbing system in perfect working condition. Inspect all components of your plumbing system regularly, replace worn-out parts, and call Jilly Plumbing for help with any issues you may have.
Seek Professional Assistance when Necessary
Even when doing regular maintenance, it is still important to call Jilly Plumbing for professional help with any plumbing issues you may encounter. Our team of experienced professionals can provide quick and efficient solutions to any problem—no matter how big or small.
Taking care of your plumbing system is essential for keeping your home safe and functional. Follow these tips from Jilly Plumbing to ensure everything runs smoothly on your property. Please don’t hesitate to call Jilly Plumbing if you have questions about plumbing system maintenance or need professional services.