Having the most upgraded or trendy plumbing system is not enough. You need to ensure that the system is in great condition and offers optimum benefits to the users. A slight drain clog or a situation of low pressure or even a slightly leaking pipe can have disastrous effects, if it is not taken care of on time. To ensure the system offers great functionality, you need to ensure a few things so that you do not have to call your provider urgently.
Here are a few things you need to do which will ensure you do not have to call the emergency services and your plumbing system is in great condition.
Avoid Low Pressure:
Low pressure is one of the common problems which people face and for which they call the plumbers. If there are several plumbing appliances at home, you might face the problem of low water pressure. This might cause undue pressure on your plumbing system as well. Thus, to ensure optimum performance of the system, reduce the number of appliances which will do away with the problem of low pressure.
Do Not Crowd The Plumbing Space:
Remember, all the pipes and fixtures need space. If your plumber comes home to check for clogs or for routine repair and maintenance, there should be enough space. If the plumbing space is crowded and there is very little free space around, your plumber might not be able to work as efficiently as you expect. Some problems might remain undetected because the expert might not be able to use all his tools or equipment due to lack of space.
Be Careful With The Drainage System:
Keeping drains and pipes clear of clogs is your responsibility. Though your local licensed plumber will be able to remove clogs, yet it might damage the whole system. Sinks are for liquids. You should never dump debris in the kitchen sink. In the bathroom you need to ensure that hair is not clogging the tub or the bathroom sink. Frequent clogs are not good for your drainage system and can damage the system permanently.
There are a few things which you should never put down in the sink:
- Cotton balls
- Paper towels
- Grease, oils, fats
- Cat litter
- Peels – vegetables and fruits
- Car fluids
Placing Fixtures Too Close:
If space is a problem and your bathroom is of a small area, there might be a tendency to place all fixtures close by. However, to make things simpler, you need to ensure that the shower or tub is not close to the toilet. It will be extremely difficult to clean the space or to carry out its regular maintenance. If the fixtures are quite close to one another, users will feel uncomfortable and unhappy.
Take Care of Faucets:
Are the faucets dripping? Faucets often break if they are turned off with great force. If too much pressure is applied, faucets can get permanently damaged or start dripping. The handle might also just fall or break off. Your plumber might replace it but if you do not change your ways, the problem shall remain.
With just a little bit of care and precautions, you can ensure your plumbing system is going to offer you all support.