You can keep the plumbing in your home in excellent condition with regular maintenance. Your water supply lines, drains, and sewer line should all be cared for by both yourself and your local plumber to avoid any potential emergencies. By simply forming a few good habits and having your Sacramento plumber inspect your home on occasion, you can keep everything flowing smoothly.
Use Good Maintenance Practices
One of the key reasons why people call their local plumbers is for drain clogs. You can avoid these by paying attention to what you pour down the drain, and properly disposing of oils and grease. You can maintain your garbage disposal by crushing ice to help clean the blades and by tossing some cut-up lemon peels inside for deodorization.
Cover the drains in your bath with strainers to keep out hair, and occasionally pour very hot water down all of your drains to help move buildup down the pipe. Have a plunger on-hand for unclogging your toilet, and consider purchasing a smaller sink plunger for your other drains. Ask your plumber where the main water shutoff valve is, and familiarize yourself with localized shutoff valves.
Schedule Thorough Inspections and Cleanings
Have your plumber inspect your sewer line on a regular basis, especially if you suspect that you are at risk for plumbing problems due to invasive tree roots. Video inspections can allow plumbers to quickly and accurately diagnose issues, find leaks, and determine if your sewer line needs cleaning.
One of the newer and most effective tools plumbers have is high-pressure water jetting. This is a safe and environmentally-friendly way to thoroughly clean the insides of pipes, especially your sewer line. It can help prevent clogs and power through debris to rectify slow drainage and backup issues quickly.
For more maintenance tips for your home's plumbing, contact Rapid Rooter Plumbing at (916) 248-8783. You can also visit our website to learn about our full range of residential and commercial plumbing maintenance and repair services.