If there's one thing you should know as a homeowner, it's how to maintain your house and everything that resides in it. Whether it's preserving precious paintings or keeping hardwood floors looking brand new, a little maintenance can go a long way. Now, when it comes to your plumbing, here are some must-know tips to follow.
Fix Leaks Fast
Even if it seems like that slow drip coming from your bathroom faucet is no big deal, you're much better off repairing it sooner rather than later. Not only do leaks waste water, but they can quickly go from small to big and leave you with a giant mess, in addition to a big cleaning bill. Even if it's small, get any and all leaks in your home repaired in order to keep your plumbing safe.
Learn How to Shut Off Appliances
By this we mean learning how to shut off your appliance’s power or water source. For example, if your washing machine suddenly starts spewing suds, you're going to want to know where the power cord is, or where the water valve is, and how to shut off both. Even if the issue requires professional help, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches by being able to turn the appliance off in the meantime.
Stay Away from Drain Cleaners
Whether you're trying to flush out an existing clog or prevent future clogs from happening, do not use drain cleaners to do the job. These products are filled with chemicals that will harm your plumbing and can even cause your pipes to corrode. When in doubt, stick to natural drain cleaning ingredients such as baking soda and vinegar.
When a plumbing problem is giving you grief, contact the experts at Lancaster PHCE for help! We have the tools and expertise to get rid of any and all plumbing clogs in your home and maintain your pipes to keep them in perfect condition. Contact us today for a service!