Here at Wake Forest Plumbing Company, we know that you want to care for your home, including the plumbing. After all, no one wants to have to deal with a plumbing issue or to live with the effects while waiting for the problem to be resolved. To help you avoid such issues and to keep your system in good working order, in this article our team will go over some simple, everyday steps you can take to care for your plumbing.
- Prevent Clogs- Clogged pipes are annoying to deal with, but the clogs can also be detrimental to the integrity of the pipes themselves. When a pipe becomes clogged, it increases the pressure needed to move water where it needs to go, and this extra pressure causes stress on the pipe walls. You can cut down on this stress by preventing clogs—try to keep food out of your kitchen sink, hair out of your shower drains, etc. If you already have a clog, give our team at Wake Forest Plumbing Company a call.
- Check for Leaks- Another step you can take to keep your plumbing in good shape is to routinely check for leaks. Inspect faucets, pipe fittings, shower heads, toilets, etc., for signs of leaks, which can include mold, puddles, or a musty smell. A leak can cause significant plumbing damage and damage to the rest of your house if it’s not caught early, so be vigilant.
- Adjust Water Pressure- Although high water pressure is nice when you’re showering, in the long run, the added pressure can be bad for your plumbing, wearing out your pipes and causing leaks. Our team at Wake Forest Plumbing Company can help you find the right balance between high enough water pressure for comfort and low enough pressure to keep your pipes happy.