Preventive Plumbing Maintenance
Ben Franklin tells us that an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When we are talking plumbing, that is worth quite a bit of money that will not go toward mold remediation or wet woodwork and insulation. Preventive maintenance includes:
- Not using commercial drain cleaning products. They are corrosive, so you will be replacing your pipes not far down the road. A plumber can snake the drains, and it will not be so expensive.
- Prevent clogging. Use drain traps in the bathtub and sinks to prevent hair clogging the pipes. Ensure only toilet paper is flushed down the toilet and not the baby’s toys. Scrape plates into the trash following meals to keep food and grease from clogging the pipes.
- Decreasing the water pressure. A good massaging shower or quickly filling pots for cooking is marvelous, but it strains the pipes. High pressure can blow the pipes apart, leaving the house to suffer the consequences. For the best and safest results, have a plumbing professional in Newport Coast CA adjust your water pressure.
Backflow Installation & Testing
Private homes do not usually have backflow problems like their commercial cousins. However, if a home uses irrigation, fire sprinklers, or boilers, then backflow can happen. Backflow is when the pressure in the pipes carrying waste out of the house is too much and pushes contaminated materials into the clean water coming into the house. Plumbing contractors in Newport Coast, CA will install and test backflow control systems for your home.
Drain Line Maintenance & Repair
The materials from which the main sewer line is made along with clogging materials like mud, grease, and small animal nests could potentially constitute a problem. Homeowners have their A/C checked once or twice a year as well as having the gutters and dryer exhaust cleaned. Why not have the drain line checked as well?
If you live in an older home, then cast iron, clay, or fiber piping made of wood pulp and tar should be replaced with strong PVC, concrete, or steel. Your Newport Coast CA plumbing professional will know what is best for your home.
Sewer Line Repair & Maintenance
Tree roots, hair and grease blobs, small animal nests, and buildup on the sides of the pipes are the most common causes of sewer line clogs and backups. A plumbing professional will run a camera into the cleanout, check the pipes, and alert the homeowner to his options. The plumber could jet the pipes if the pipes are in good condition. If there are holes in the pipes, then replacement could be the only option. Either way, homeowners will require a professional to find the problem.
Do You Need Residential or Commercial Plumbing in Newport Coast CA?
If Uncle Jerry helped with a small plumbing problem, or someone performed DIY plumbing, then perhaps a professional should check to make sure the repairs were done right. If your home is of some age, or you are running into time delays in the arrival of water, or water stands too long before draining, then you would benefit from professional services.
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