How to Extend the Life of Your Plumbing System

Your plumbing system is the artery of your home. It keeps fresh water flowing to your kitchen faucet and dishwasher, hot water flowing to your shower and bath and clean water flowing to your washer, toilets and bathroom faucet. So if you never want to be without it, it's time to consider ways to extend the life of your plumbing system, so you can enjoy a reliable water source for years to come.

Preventative Maintenance

Periodically inspect your faucets and sinks for signs of leaking. You should also inspect the toilets for running water. If you notice a problem, address the issue as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs. Even small leaks can lead to big problems for your plumber down the road.

Prevent Clogs

Understanding what you can and cannot flush down your drain helps prevent clogs and helps preserve your plumbing system. For starters, do not flush anything down your toilet except toilet paper.

Objects such as paper towels, baby wipes, diapers and trash are too sturdy to be pushed through your system and can become lodged in the pipes and clog the drain. Also, avoid flushing grease and fats down the drain, which can damage your septic system. Lastly, avoid letting hair go down the drains, which can eventually clog the drain.

Keep Your Septic Tank Maintained

Your septic system is a delicate system, therefore; it is important to keep it clean in order to maintain your sewage system. Be careful what you flush down your drains, including fats and grease, to avoid damaging your system and racking up costly repairs. As a general rule, it is recommended that you have your septic system cleaned every 3-5 years to maintain proper function.

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Have Your Pipes Cleaned

Water jet lining is similar to pressure cleaning your sewer pipes. Your professional plumber can water jet lining clean your pipes and remove years of built up scale, grease and sludge for a clean, free-flowing system.

Know When to Contact a Plumber

Some plumbing issues require the knowledge and expertise of a certified plumber. To try to fix it yourself can be disastrous. If you find yourself faced with a plumbing problem, do not prolong the issue, which can lead to costly repairs and only make matters worse, contact a professional plumber who will be more than happy to help.

Keep your Ruston plumbing system in top shape with a little help from Mark Johnson Plumbing. Call us at (318) 257-6167 today!