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Tips On Properly Maintaining Your Drains

Regular maintenance of the plumbing in your home is a great way to prevent unnecessary drain issues. A drain problem usually requires a professional plumber, and it can be costly. There are some simple things you can do to lower the chances of damaging or clogging your drain systems.

Clear sink drains of debris regularly: This will aid the flow of your plumbing system and prevent buildup. Food, hair, and other miscellaneous debris accumulating in your sink drain can block the pathway and slow down the water flow.

Check your faucets for leaks regularly: Leaky faucets not only waste a lot of water; they also create water damage in your pipes by rusting and eroding the metal. A faucet can be costly to replace and a rusty pipe can contaminate running water.

Schedule regular drain cleaning: Having a professional plumbing service flush and clean your drains is a great preventative measure. No matter how diligent you are in keeping drains free of debris, there will be build up you can’t avoid. Regular cleanings will keep your plumbing systems running smoothly.

Think about installing garbage disposal: A garbage disposal will grind food in your kitchen sink to allow it to pass freely through your drain systems. Large food particles are notorious for clogging up sink drains and causing drain stoppages.

Test your water pressure regularly: Use a pressure gauge to check that your water pressure is not too high, as that can cause undue stress on your plumbing system. If your water pressure is too high you may need to replace the pressure regulator.

With these simple maintenance checks, you can reduce common issues that plague plumbing systems and save yourself money. Remember that plumbing systems are complex and if there is a major problem, call a professional. Do not attempt to fix a major plumbing issue by yourself, this can make the situation worse.

Are you dealing with clogged drains in your Birmingham home? Call Latta Plumbing at 205-631-6445 and schedule a service call today!