How to Get the Most From Your Plumbing
Plumbing fixtures and water heaters are efficient and thus help to save space and water. Ranging from faucets and toilets to shower heads, plumbing fixtures have evolved of the years to an industry standard. For instance, shower fixtures are based on air-induction technology to help save water and improve flow.
Modern designs support efficient use and enhanced performance. For instance, new aerators allow hands-free use and feature high-efficiency and water-saving parts. On the other hand, high-efficiency toilets support single yet powerful flushes. Toilet tanks are available in smaller, sleeker designs while skirted bowl models have comfortable heights to help save water.
Whichever benefits you gain from your plumbing fixtures and water heater, it’s important to take care of them so they can serve you for a long time. Here are some ways you or a plumbing contractor can prolong the life of your plumbing fixtures and water heater:
4 Ways to Prolong the Life of Your Plumbing Fixtures & Water Heater
- Avoid Letting Debris Go Down Your Drains
Cigarettes, grease and even paper towels can build up and clog your plumbing drains. Therefore, don’t let such debris go down your drain. Also watch out for kitchen debris going down the sink drainage.
- Monitor Your Water Pressure & Foul Smells from Drainage Systems
Keep an eye on your water pressure, ensuring it’s always at the right level. High pressure can cause bursts on your plumbing fixtures, leading to water wastage, and of course, the expense of getting a plumber to repair them. Be vigilant to notice any smells that might come from your walls, drainage systems or even the floor.
Pipes behind your walls, beneath the floor and in the drains could be leaking. Such leaks don’t just cause water wastage, but could also damage your property. Getting the leaking pipes fixed as soon as you detect them, saves you the cost of having to fix damages to an entire floor or even wall.
- Type of Fixtures & Maintenance Required
Different fixtures require different types of maintenance. For instance, tankless and traditional tank water heaters require different types of maintenance. Similarly, new solar heater systems come with more features not available in older models, hence the need for additional types of maintenance services.
Make sure each type of plumbing fixture and water heater in your home gets the right maintenance service to prolong their lifespan.
- General Maintenance
You also need to schedule plumbing fixture maintenance services with your plumber to help detect any faults or problems with your fixtures before they get out of hand. Proper maintenance of your fixtures can help ensure water pressure is at the right level, and your fixtures require fewer water repairs to prolong their lifespan. Moreover, you also benefit from reduced costs.
Salt-free water treatment systems, draining water heater tanks every year, and installing water softeners and conditioners can also help prolong the life of your plumbing fixtures and water heater.
Contact us to hire a professional plumber to offer maintenance services for all your plumbing fixtures and water heater.