Routine Maintenance for Your Plumbing

Most home and business owners only think about their plumbing systems when they run into a problem. Many don’t even bother to find a reliable plumber in their community until they have a backed-up toilet or a leaky pipe. If you own a home or business, you should be more proactive than this and take steps to maintain your plumbing system so that you don’t have to worry about running into plumbing issues in the future. By following some simple maintenance tips, you can keep your plumbing system running properly.

Clearing Drain ClogsClearing Clogs

One of the easiest things home and business owners can do to maintain their plumbing systems is stop small problems from becoming larger ones. Do you have a clogged drain in your home or business that is a minor inconvenience at this point? You can probably clear that clog by pouring 1/2 cup of salt and boiling water down the drain. This will often clear a clog right up and stop it from getting worse.

Water Pressure

What about the water pressure at your faucets and in your shower? You can also keep a close eye on the water pressure in your home and have it adjusted if it’s too high. While high pressure might feel nice when you’re taking a shower, it can wear your pipes out and increase the chances of a leak. By installing a pressure reducer with the help of a plumber, you might be able to add years of life to your plumbing system.

Water Softening

Another way to help your plumbing – and your water quality – is to install a water softening system. Many places have a high mineral content to the water, something more commonly called “hard water,” which can create a buildup of white residue around faucets and showerheads. This can dry out your skin, but it also can leave those deposits in your plumbing, restricting water flow or causing corrosion around fittings, joints and other connections. A water softener will help eliminate these minerals, improving your water and allowing more clear and clean water to flow through your pipes.

These are just a few ways you can maintain your home plumbing or business plumbing system, but there are plenty of other ways for you to maintain your system so that you don’t spring a leak or back up your drains anytime soon. Call Tonkin Plumbing at 951-784-7586 today if you need any help along the way, and let us help make sure your plumbing system in tip-top shape.

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