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Maintaining A Fully Functioning Plumbing System

As a homeowner, one of your responsibilities is making sure that all your home appliances are functional. One of the most neglected systems in most homes here in Penrith is the plumbing system. Homeowners tend to not pay much attention to it until something goes wrong and their daily routines get disrupted.

To ensure that your plumbing system remains in good condition, it is important that you undergo some maintenance practices. It is a good habit to regularly call your local plumber to perform inspections, but there are some things that you can do on your own daily.

One of the most common plumbing problems is a blocked drain. Your daily plumbing maintenance routine should be aimed to prevent such a problem. Your kitchen and bathroom are the two parts of your home with the highest risk of a blocked drain. Below are some tips that you could follow to prevent plumbing issues at home.

Your Bathroom

There are various plumbing issues that could arise in your bathroom

  1. Blocked drains: Blockages can occur in your shower drain, sink drain, or your toilet. One of the most common objects that could clog your shower drain is hair. To prevent such a problem, get yourself a drain screen that will filter the water going inside your drain. The same goes for your sink. Be sure that you do not accidentally wash hair down your sink. To prevent toilet clogs, the most important thing to remember is to dispose of rubbish into the bin. It is not a good habit to treat your toilet like a rubbish bin.
  2. Faulty water heater: Just like the other appliances in your home, your water heater requires maintenance. The process of maintaining your water could be quite complicated, so it is recommended that you seek help from a professional plumber. In terms of hot water supply, be sure to wait 10 minutes in between showers. If you have a storage water heater, this will give it some time to refill the tank, maintaining the water pressure and temperature.

Your Kitchen

After you are done cooking, you will need to watch out for what you wash down the sink. Grease, oil, and fats are some of the culprits for a blocked kitchen drain because once they cool down, they will solidify and get stuck to your pipes.

You also need to be mindful of what you throw down the garbage disposal. Proper use of the garbage disposal will help you to prevent a blockage. Before adding food, make sure to run the water and turn on the garbage disposal. Note that you should not dispose of fibrous foods such as banana peels, celery and potato peels. After using the garbage disposal, let the water run for 15 seconds to ensure that all the waste is washed away.

In general, no matter where you are experiencing blocked drains, reach out to your local plumber for repair. Using chemical clog removal products can potentially corrode your pipes, leading to even bigger problems.

By giving your plumbing system regular maintenance, you can increase its lifespan. If you think that you need assistance from a professional plumber, reach out to Local Penrith District Plumbers.

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