Plumbing Tips From The Pros

Posted on January 20, 2016

Regular and constant in-home maintenance is just as imperative to the lifetime of your plumbing system as a scheduled service. Your home plumbing system takes a daily beating. Make sure it stays in top working condition. Don’t hesitate to call your local professionals at General Air Conditioning & Plumbing to remedy your issue. Below we have listed some basic steps you can take at home to make sure your plumbing system stays in working condition:

    1. Flush or drain water heater—It is proven that regular draining/flushing lengthens the life of your water heater. The draining process rids the equipment of minerals and debris that could eventually cause malfunction. The more you use your home water heater, the more often it requires maintenance.

    2. Drains—Clean your drains! With increased cooking during the holiday season, your drains may have some food and oil accumulation. To prevent pipe clogs and drain backups, whip up this simple concoction to help clear your drains out. Pour 1/2 C. baking soda combined 1/2 C. white vinegar down the drain. Flush with boiling water after 10 minutes. This should help release blockage.

    3. Caulk or grout—Though it seems trivial, caulking and grouting around your plumbing fixtures is vital. Over the years it isn’t uncommon to have to reapply where necessary. Caulk and grout are important combatants in preventing water damage in areas surrounding plumbing fixtures and walls.

    4. Replace your filter—Water filters work by trapping or catching large debris in its pores while other contaminants attach to the surface of the filter media. This is typically made from charcoal, carbon, and a blend of other purifying elements. When your home water filter becomes clogged with debris, or the filter media is so saturated that no more contaminates can be absorbed, it must be changed to filter effectively.

Never take on a plumbing task too big to handle. Instead, call The Best Little Air Conditioning And Plumbing Company In The Desert. If you need plumbing service performed, please call the General to schedule an appointment today.

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