Plumber Tips and Tricks

Plumbing Tips You Never Knew Existed  

Major plumbing issues such as broken water heaters, clogged sewer lines, and gas leaks must be left to a professional plumber. However, there are a few techniques and procedures you can try to keep your household plumbing in good working order, and that will stop large-scale plumbing issues from occurring.

To maintain good water flow you will need to remove any mineral deposits from showerheads and faucets. To do this, unscrew them and soak them for approximately 24 hours in a bowl or Ziploc bag that has been filled with vinegar.

The mineral deposits will break down, leaving the shower heads and faucets clean and working as they should be. However, if this does not work, then you will have no other recourse than to replace them entirely.

As your shower head starts to age, it will begin to wear out and leak, or the nozzle holes start to become either clogged or enlarged, which wastes water. In general, showerheads only have a lifespan of approximately 10 years.

If your shower head is older than this, you should consider replacing it with a newer, and more energy-efficient one, this will reduce your water usage by around 50%.

You should periodically inspect all the faucets in your bathroom, kitchen, and utility room for any puddles or drips. If you do see any leaks, make the necessary repairs if you want to save money on your water bill.

Remember to examine any exposed pipes in your basement and under sinks. If you do see rust, buckling, or moisture, it’s time to call a professional.

Over time, your water heater’s storage tank will begin to develop mineral deposits. This will affect its overall performance or even lead to corrosion, which will eventually damage the tank permanently, which no plumber will be able to fix.

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