How to make your plumbing pipes last longer

Although the steps for making plumbing pipes seem simple, we often neglect our plumbing systems at home. There is so much going on in our lives that we forget to take care of our plumbing system. Clog Kings recommends that you sign up to a full-service maintenance program. This will allow you to take care of your plumbing maintenance and leave it in the hands of professionals.

Here are some suggestions to keep your pipes running smoothly in the interim.

Make sure you use the correct materials from the beginning for your plumbing. Although the pipe’s life span is between 20 and 70 years, PVC or PEX pipes can last for decades.

It is also a good idea to avoid harsh chemicals. Your plumbing will last longer if you use natural ingredients. Harsh chemicals, such as drain cleaners, can cause PVC to warp and corrode metals.

To reduce buildup, ask your plumber to clean your pipes at least once per year. You may need to schedule the cleaning sooner if you notice slow drainage.

You should check for drips and leaks frequently. Any leaks found in your home should be reported to the plumbing company. If left unattended, small leaks and drips can become major problems. If the leak is located behind walls, mold and mildew growth can occur as well as the possibility of a burst pipe.

Water pressure should always be constant. The water pressure gauge will help to monitor the pressure and prevent lines from being worn down too fast. It is simple to set up and your local plumber will be able to assist you.

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Follow the instructions. Only toilet tissue and human waste should be flushed. Avoid grease and coffee grounds, and be extra cautious about what you put in your garbage disposal.


Get a regular plumbing inspection

Regular maintenance calls are scheduled to have the plumber check water pressure, drains and pipes. This will ensure that water flows smoothly and doesn’t put additional stress on the system. There are many plans available from your local plumber that will allow you to have regular check-ups.

This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for commercial plumbers in Tampa FL then look no further because we got you covered!