With the new year quickly approaching, now is the time to think of resolutions and ways to improve yourself. If you are looking for a way to improve how you take care of your home or business, then consider the many ways that you can maintain your plumbing system in the new year. Although your plumbing system may not always be on the front of your mind, it is absolutely a part of your home that you use every single day.
The plumbing system in your property is responsible for supplying water and removing waste on a constant basis. Consequently, since your plumbing system is integral to your home, it is important you make sure that you properly maintain it. Below are just a few tips for maintaining your pipes in the new year from your trusted plumbing experts as SPT.
Maintaining Bathroom and Kitchen Pipes
There are a variety of ways to prevent any clogs or issues in your plumbing system. In your kitchen, your sink is an important part of cooking and cleaning. However, many rely on their sink to dispose of food and grease. Unfortunately grease and excessive food waste can be one of the worst things for your plumbing. Grease can solidify and cause blockages that will only become worse when combined with food particles. Grease can also corrode your pipes, leading to leaks or fractures in the future.
In the bathroom, soap is nearly unavoidable. Over time, soap scum and foam can also solidify, but is not as corrosive as grease. However, when soap combines with hair that may accumulate in your drains, removing the clog can be difficult. Many people may also try unclogging it themselves manually, but this may lead to some damage to your drains. This is especially true for property owners that may try and snake the drains themselves.
Stay Away from Chemical Treatments
Chemical treatments can also be very hard on your plumbing system. Although they may work temporarily, repeated chemical use is poor for the environment and can lead to excessive corrosion in the future. If left untreated, the corroded sections of pipe may crack and leak. DIY methods of drain cleaning only mask your problems instead of solving them all together. Leave the maintenance of your residential or commercial pipes to the SPT professionals.
There are many ways to take care of your plumbing system, but the best way is to simply be mindful of what you are putting down your drains. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your trusted pipe experts at SPT.