Neglecting the plumbing system in your Kyle, Texas, home can lead to an array of problems. Three of the most common plumbing issues endured by homeowners are water leaks, low water pressure and clogged drains. With regular maintenance, you can avoid plumbing problems while increasing water efficiency.
Clear Sewer Lines
Hire a plumber to snake the main municipal sewer line at least once every three years. Snaking this main line removes any tree roots that have made their way into the pipe. Failing to snake this line can lead to nasty sewer backups. If you have a septic system and not a municipal sewer, have the tank pumped once every three years.
Unclog Slow Drains
We receive calls for clogged or slow drains on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many homeowners try to tackle this problem by pouring chemicals down the drain. What they don’t realize is these chemicals can erode their drainpipes. Plus, since the chemicals don’t eliminate the entire clog, the water will continue to drain very slowly.
Every time you pour more chemicals down the drain, you’re eroding the pipes even more. Calling a plumber is the best way to fix a clogged drain. A professional plumber will snake the drain to completely rid of the clog.
Prevent Future Clogs
Clogged drains add pressure to the waste pipes. Over time, this added pressure shortens the lifespan of your plumbing system.
There are several tips you can follow to prevent future clogs and avoid costly plumbing repairs. First, don’t put food scraps down kitchen drains. Do your best to keep hair from going down shower and bathtub drains, as well. As far as toilets, only toilet paper and sewage should go down these drains. You can easily keep food scraps and hair from clogging drains by installing drain screens.
Contact Woods Comfort Systems at 512-842-5066 to schedule your next plumbing maintenance session. One of our licensed plumbers can also share maintenance tips to help you avoid future plumbing problems.
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