Most people don’t think about their plumbing issues until a problem arises. This should not be the case and you can avoid dealing with the huge mess caused by neglect by repairing your faulty systems and maintenance of your overall plumbing.
Here are some tips to ensure that your plumbing system remains in good working condition.
1. Knowing what to flush
Ideally, only human waste and tissue paper should be flushed in the toilet. You can avoid clogs in the toilet by not using it as a trash can instead, dispose-off sanitary towels and wipes correctly.
2. Check for leaks
Always check for signs of leaks in your kitchen sink and even in your toilet tank. These signs could be water spots, moisture or puddles, and the presence of mold or mildew. These water leaks can waste hundreds of gallons of water.
3. Check drains
All drains in a residential building should be tested for flow rate. Slow or clogged drains should be subjected to drain cleaning in order to restore their proper function. You may also want to consider camera inspection of your drainage system to ensure they are in good working condition.
4. Check for water pressure
You should also verify that all faucets in the bathroom, kitchen, and every other room in the house have the proper water pressure. In a residential building, the water pressure should not be higher than 80psi and not lower than 40psi. High pressure can damage your pipes.
5. Corrosion signs
The presence of significant corrosion on all visible plumbing pipes and water faucets could mean that your pipes are near the end of their useful lives hence you ought to consider replacements of all the faulty pipes and faucets.
There are some minor plumbing issues that you can fix yourself without professional attention. However, it is always recommended to consult a professional plumber before taking on a plumbing job.
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