The pipes in your home literally work all day long. What other piece of equipment in your home does that? When you think about bathroom fixtures, kitchen appliances, laundry appliances, the list keeps going. These items keep your pipes active constantly. With all of that daily use, the pipes are bound to have wear and tear over time. This can cause leaks, or a break down in the system. This is why it’s important to have some good habits in place that can extend the life of your pipes.
The first thing many home owners reach for when they have a clogged drain, is a chemical drain cleaner. Why? Because often times they work quickly. They are also a lot less labor intensive than using a plunger. But this quick answer comes with a price. The chemical drain cleansers do a number on your pipe system. Once they clear the clog, they keep working on your pipes, and with continued use, they can break them down and cause a leak. You’re better off going the natural route with hot water and baking soda, and if it’s still not clearing, call a professional plumber.
Ignoring Small Problems
If you are noticing a slow draining sink or shower, don’t ignore it. The longer you ignore it, the worse it will get over time. More importantly, it is putting a strain on your whole plumbing system. When drains become clogged, the water pressure is increased, making your pipes work harder which can cause them to become worn faster. So clear the drain at the first sign of the leak, and if you can’t, McDonough Plumbing has drain clearing professionals here to help.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
No matter what you do, there will be build up, whether it’s in your shower, sink, or even your hot water heater. We live in Florida, we have hard water here, especially in the Port Charlotte area. If it isn’t a buildup of hair or oil, it’s a sediment or calcium build up clogging our pipes. This is why it’s important to have your pipes cleaned on a regular basis, this can extend the life of your pipes.
McDonough Plumbing has been the trusted choice for plumbing in the Port Charlotte area since 1947. Give us a call to schedule your pipe cleaning today at 941-624-4343.