Bathroom plumbing problems can come at the most inconvenient times. You may notice a major clog when you need to take a relaxing bath, or you may find leaks in your bathroom right before your big vacation plans. This could make any homeowner feel frustrated, which is why The Sunny Plumber has put together this list of a few easy ways to prevent sudden problems from ruining your day.
- Use a drain cover. One of the most common reasons that drains clog is too much hair. Hair may become stuck to pipes that are lined with sludge, or it may gather in the P-trap, the curved section of pipe beneath your sink that looks like a sideways letter P. Prevent hair from causing clogs by using a drain cover in your shower and bathroom sink.
- Avoid liquid drain cleaner. When homeowners experience annoying drain clogs, they may try to solve the problem with liquid drain cleaners that can be purchased at most hardware stores. But these harsh chemicals are unable to dissolve most types of clogs, and can seriously damage your pipes, leading to further repairs. Besides, these chemicals may cause injury to the eyes or skin. Instead, only trust household plungers or equipment used by professional plumbers to remove blockage.
- Install a water softener. Another way to ensure your pipes continue to work as they should is by installing a water softener. Hard water, an excess of minerals in your water, may allow deposits to gather within your pipes, collecting until it reduces your water pressure significantly. This means you’ll need a plumber to descale your pipes, or worse, pipe replacement. Professional water softener installation keeps his problem from occurring later on.
- Schedule regular maintenance. Finally, you should schedule plumbing maintenance services once a year with a certified plumber. With this service, components of your entire system are thoroughly cleaned and inspected. This can prevent sudden problems from occurring, and it allows you to control when a plumber enters your home, so you’re not surprised by repair needs in the middle of a busy day.
When you need preventive maintenance or repairs for your kitchen or bathroom plumbing in Chandler, AZ, the experienced, certified plumbers at The Sunny Plumber can handle it all. Give us a call today!