Last updated 8 days ago
Modern plumbing spares us from menial tasks and health hazards that were a daily part of the life hundreds of years ago. Still, our plumbing fixtures are subject to heavy use, and are not immune to failure. If you aspire to keep your home’s plumbing infrastructure in tip-top shape and keep plumbing problems at bay, follow this essential plumbing maintenance advice.
Know Your Plumbing
It may be said that knowledge is the best form of plumbing maintenance. Familiarize yourself with the intricacies of the plumbing fixtures, hardware, and infrastructure in your home. Know what material your pipes are made of and what problems they are most susceptible to. Understand what can and cannot go down the drains in your home and follow these dos and don’ts with fervor.
Clean Drains Regularly
No matter how effectively you manage to keep forbidden liquids and objects from making their way down your drains, dirt and grime will accumulate in your drain trap or pipes. To keep this build-up to a minimum, flush your drains out with boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar once a week.
Attend to Problems Early
As soon as you detect a leaking faucet, a change in water pressure or hot water heater performance, or funny sounds or smells coming from the drains and pipes in your home, contact your plumber. If it is a problem you know how to repair, do not put off doing so. If it will require the expertise of a professional plumber, schedule an appointment immediately.
At Ace Plumbing in Sacramento, we have more than 40 years of experience carrying out plumbing and sewer repair services. If you are experiencing a plumbing problem and are looking to have a competent and licensed plumber whom you can trust attend to the problem, call Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4703.
Last updated 14 days ago
Cooking grease and oil are two of the most common causes of clogged drains and garbage disposals, and should never be poured down a drain or flushed down the toilet. If they are, they will almost certainly accumulate until they clog or block a pipe or water line in your home entirely. There is an easy and straightforward way for disposing of kitchen grease, and everyone in your household should be made aware of its importance.
After preparing a meal, allow oil, grease, and fat to cool to a manageable temperature before handling them in any way. Pour the grease into a non-recyclable container, freeze it, and then throw it away. Before washing your grease-clad dishes, use paper towels to wipe away remaining oil.
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