When issues arise with your plumbing, they can cause a lot of problems. Plumbing issues can be expensive to fix, and the damage they can cause to the rest of your property can be extensive.
Because of this, it’s important to make sure you perform regular maintenance on your home’s pipes and the other parts of your plumbing system. We always recommend speaking with a professional plumber to make sure that you’re doing things properly, but there’s also plenty you can do on your own.
Below are five simple things you can do to keep your plumbing in top condition.
- Use Drain Strainers
One of the main causes of ongoing plumbing problems is blocked drains and blocked pipes. If you’re sinks and other drains don’t have some sort of strainer, it’s almost certain that you will run into problems at some point.
Because of this, it’s extremely important to use drain strainers and avoid putting foreign material down the sink. Strainers will catch debris such as food waste and hair which would otherwise contribute to blocked drain pipes. Check your strainers regularly to ensure they are clear.