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4 Home Plumbing Maintenance Tips To Keep The Plumber Away

If you want to avoid costly plumbing repairs and keep the plumber away, maintenance is important. There are some tasks that you can do on your own, while others you may want to have the help of a professional plumbing contractor to ensure you do not have costly repairs. Here are some of the maintenance tasks that your plumbing needs to avoid costly repairs.

1. Inspecting for Leaks That Affect Kitchen Sinks

The kitchen is an area where plumbing gets a lot of use, and there are extra plumbing fixtures that can leaks. You should be aware of areas like the drains beneath the sink and rubber seals on things like the traps in the sink. Regularly look for leaks and have any worn seals replaced when needed to prevent damage. Other areas can leak, such as faucets and water lines that have connections with plumbing seal tape, which may need to be replaced occasionally.

2. Inspecting Mechanical Systems in The Kitchen That Malfunction and Leak

There are also mechanical systems in the kitchen that can malfunction and leak, such as a garbage disposal. Regular maintenance for appliances like dishwashers will help prevent problems. The dishwasher and other appliances often have built-in filters that need to be replaced regularly. Also, regularly check the garbage disposal for leaking connections and have it repaired before these problems cause serious damage beneath the sink.

3. Preventative Maintenance for Sink, Tubs, and Showers

In the bathroom, sinks, tubs, and showers get things like hair and bar soap washed down them regularly. Cleaning the drains regularly will help prevent the clogged drains in these areas of your home. In addition, you may want to occasionally use a natural drain cleaner like vinegar and baking soda to remove buildup from the walls of the drain lines in this area of your home.

4. Maintenance for Sewer Lines, Septic Systems, and Household Drains That Clog

The sewer lines, septic systems, and drain lines of your home also need regular maintenance. If you have a septic system, make sure that it is pumped regularly. For sewer lines, you may want to have them cleaned occasionally and be aware of problems like tree roots that can cause damage to your home's `plumbing.  

These are some of the maintenance tasks that will need to be done to keep the plumber away and avoid costly repairs. For help with some of the maintenance that you cannot do on your own or small repairs, contact your local plumber services for help.